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What led to early elections in Luxembourg?

Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was forced to accept early elections after losing the support of his junior coalition partner on 10 July. At the origin of the government crisis is the mismanagement of Luxembourg’s intelligence service. From eavesdropping to car trafficking and with a whiff of the Cold War, the case has all the hallmarks … Continue reading

Liberals don’t rule out three-way coalition after elections

On Tuesday afternoon, Claude Meisch and Xavier Bettel did not want to disclose who would lead the list of DP candidates at the elections – or if there was going to be a single lead candidate in the first place. Xavier Bettel: “There are indeed many possibilities and options. It’s clear that we need reforms, … Continue reading

Bodry: Juncker is no superhuman

Socialist Party Chairman Alex Bodry expects things to return to normal after, in his view, the “inexplicable” reaction of the Christian Social People’s Party (CSV). Reiterating that the country needs a fresh start, with or without Jean-Claude Juncker, he does not exclude any coalition nor the option of joining the opposition ranks. Reporter Geneviève Montaigu interviewed … Continue reading

Juncker to call for early elections in Luxembourg

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker has announced that he will seek an early election after he lost the support of his junior coalition partner. The move came as the Socialist Party of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn called for the dissolution of parliament over a secret service scandal. After a marathon debate … Continue reading

Countdown

Election dayOctober 20th, 2013
The big day is here.