Despite criticism from numerous party members, Koch refused to give up her seat as president explaining that she couldn't simply give in to party members' pressure and that she still had a political agenda to which she had to attend. Koch displayed clear signs of stress during an interview with DRS radio and subsequently aborted the discussion. However, she did to a degree recognise party members' pleas that she needs to do more to accommodate the political opinions and agendas of all the party's factions. Other party members expressed the need to work together on restructuring the party, end the quarrelling and get back to policy-making.
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|Title Annotation:||Social Democratic Party of Switzerland|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Apr 1, 2000|
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