While leaving confident in its candidates, the Center Party lost the majority in the council of the brand new Valais commune.
The PDC lost its absolute majority to the PLR in Val de Bagnes – born from the merger of Bagnes and Vollèges – during Sunday’s elections. The cases of illicit constructions undoubtedly weighed in this result. The Vollèges candidates had a good election.
Despite a list that he deemed “very good”, the PDC failed to retain the majority in the council of the brand new municipality of Val de Bagnes. The executive will consist of 4 PLRs, 4 PDCs and 1 representative of the center-left plural list. The SVP loses its seat.
Seventeen candidates coveted an executive chair, half of which came from Vollèges, which nevertheless has four times fewer inhabitants (2000). The village succeeded in placing four elected officials, three of whom were outgoing, in the new town.
The situation seems to confirm the words of Florian Piasenta, president of the PLR, interviewed by Keystone-ATS before the election: Val de Bagnes “needs experienced elected officials who have not been pinned down in business, with a fresh outlook” . For the record, the town has been entangled since 2015 in cases of illicit construction in Verbier.