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Cake and politics, a must in Switzerland?

It is municipal election campaign time in our small village and the two opposite teams have organised buffets, wine till you drop as part of their "information for citizens" strategy.


Today's team had made two enormous cakes, enough to feed 50 people at least each. I was very happy to be bribed...by both teams, in a very neutral way (In Switzerland, do as the Swiss).


"Another slice of cake, Mr McTAVGE?
- Yes, please, while I consider your programme. Could I have another glass of wine while I am scrutinising your idea for a safer cycling lane into Geneva city centre?"


How "sweet" Swiss Politics are, compared to other countries!
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Old 22.02.2020, 15:21
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Re: Cake and politics, a must in Switzerland?

Oranges and coffee were being passed out in the village today.

I would have liked a slice of cake.

(But I can't vote, so I'll be happy with the coffee, citrus, and conversation.)
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Re: Cake and politics, a must in Switzerland?

I frequently get pain-au-lait, apples or muesli bars on my way to work in the morning.

I do read the programs it comes with each time, I think their campaign works.

I wonder what freebies would get distributed outside of CH. I've never seen healthy food given out nor people not abusing it. Here people almost feel guilty for keeping the free stuff.

I would want some hi-chews. (I don't think would sway me, politically)
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Re: Cake and politics, a must in Switzerland?

More seriously, I like the fact that neither team represents one political party but rather a project or a vision with the interests of all a the heart of everything, rather than self-interest.


No bragging, no "Look at everything I have done", just moderate, pragmatic, caring, visionary, and all candidates are excellent listeners rather than big talkers. I find this refreshing and uplifting, in a world of big egos and self-centred politics.
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Re: Cake and politics, a must in Switzerland?

Everything is civil in our area, too, it is nice. You have the biggest opponents 2m away from eachother, nobody is flipping out. Love it.

(No cakes. Wonder what it means.)
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Re: Cake and politics, a must in Switzerland?

I always bake cakes n cookies for my husband to bring to work. I always tell him I'm the reason he keeps his job
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