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The national council of Graubündner SVP Heinz Brand becomes second vice president of the National Council and in 2021 he takes over the chair. His group nominated him on Tuesday.
Brand had the upper hand on his group members Andreas Aebi (BE), Pierre-André Page (FR) and David Zuberbühler (AR), as the SVP announced that evening. The group needed four ballots to determine the candidate. The presidium with three members of the National Council is elected at the beginning of the winter session.
Brand, former head of the cantonal aliens police in his home canton, has made a name for himself as a migration expert in a core issue of the SVP and is considered to be social. He also knows his way in health policy; He is also chairman of the umbrella organization Santésuisse.
Brand is 63 years old and lives in Klosters. He is a member of the Health Commission (SGK) and the State Policy Commission (SPK) of the Grand Chamber. Since 2012 he is president of the SVP Graubünden.
SRF 1, Regional Journal Graubünden, 06:32; pointy / sda
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