Oskar Freysinger to announce shock retirement from politics?

Swiss People's Party vice president created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Freysinger fans. Speculation had been rife that Swiss People's Party vice president is about to announce his retirement from politics, at age 61, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 29/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a politician isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouOskar was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Oskar Freysinger was unlike any other politician we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouOskar”
— @universalObserver, 28 Jul 2021
“Freysinger wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 28 Jul 2021

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