Hallo mitenand, The registration deadline for candidates for the Board of the Wikimedia CH is in 5 days, and so far we have 6 hopeful ones (including myself).
Although it may be a refreshing change that 4 of these (including myself) are from Romandie, it doesn't look like our demographics will be accurately reflected. Three of us (+Illario, I understand) do speak a very decent measure of German but, as we say, *ce n'est pas pareil* (das ist nicht das selbe). Should Petar be voted in, he would surely appreciate not being left alone on most of the germanophone work. In other words, and for practical purposes (i.e. dealing with a membership base and questions that I suspect will be substantially German-speaking), it wouldn't be a bad idea that those of you who were hesitant about running for a seat do not hesitate no more. I've already discussed this with Mourad, Ludo and Fred and we all agree that the issue should at least be raised (if you guys are fine with it, so be it). I've already shifted my own candidature to that of auditor so as to make the prospect of being elected more likely for any newcomer (for those of you that dread the fateful election test, see it as one less "competitor") - we do need representativity in order to be efficient. Gruss, Stephane
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