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Five parties agree campaign rules, earn criticism from Déi Lénk and Pirates

The election campaign should be “fair and objective”, representatives of the CSV, LSAP, DP, déi Gréng and ADR agreed on Tuesday morning. The five parties backed off from an earlier plan to forego commercial advertising on radio and television and set instead a budget cap of 75,000 euros. Déi Lénk are the only parliamentary party … Continue reading

Speaking evil of Juncker – what better way to make him more likeable?

The Socialists have accused Jean-Claude Juncker of failing to launch a single initiative at the national level over the last ten years. The national and international press never mentioned this fact, says Lucien Lux. But neither did the LSAP before their coalition with the CSV fell apart. It is only now that tongues are loosening … Continue reading

“People love a betrayal, but not the betrayer”

At long last, Grand Duke Henri has ended the government crisis in Luxembourg and scheduled new elections for 20 October. In the end, both the Prime Minister and the CSV-LSAP coalition government avoided drawing the consequences of the secret service scandal – Juncker by refusing to step down and the Socialists by being spared a … Continue reading

Juncker: “The LSAP has betrayed our long friendship and inclusive governance”

He often did not “dig deep enough” and should have taken disciplinary action against the head of the intelligence service, Jean-Claude Juncker admitted in an interview for the Luxemburger Wort on Saturday, but said that he refused to work in a “climate of distrust against the senior civil service”. The Prime Minister accused his Socialist … Continue reading

State Council against late dissolution of parliament, parties disagree

Luxembourg’s State Council, an advisory body on legal matters, on Thursday expressed its opposition to deferring the dissolution of parliament until early October if elections are to be held on 20 October. The legislature should be dissolved immediately and elections held within three months when there is a substantial and serious rift within the coalition … Continue reading

With whom can the CSV govern if it wins the elections?

It has been less than a week since early elections were announced and we are already in the midst of an election campaign. The vote is in autumn. The coalition discipline has been broken and parties are repositioning themselves. The country is facing one of the most exciting campaigns in its recent history, writes Christoph … Continue reading

Der Spiegel: Juncker’s Plan to Succeed Himself

Jean-Claude Juncker has been in power in Luxembourg for 18 years, but he still isn’t ready to fade into retirement. After tripping over a secret service scandal, he is now planning his comeback – a project that could ultimately land him a senior European Union position, reports Germany’s leading news magazine Der Spiegel in this … 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 says he’s no longer eyeing a European career

“I’m no longer interested in a European post”, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker told RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg on Saturday, dismissing media reports that he would seek to replace Herman Van Rompuy as EU Council President next year.

Political parties rush to prepare election campaign

Internal committee meetings to draft manifestos and campaign leadership meetings will be the lot of many party members in Luxembourg over the summer. Immediate action is required to draw up  candidate lists if elections are to take place on 20 October, as speculated in the media. Names of candidates need to be submitted at least … Continue reading

LSAP: “This comedy has lasted long enough”

The fronts between the LSAP and the CSV seem to harden, as the chairman of the LSAP’s parliamentary group Lucien Lux slammed the coalition partner’s “poker of lies” and “construction of legends.” Lux refuted allegations that the LSAP had secretly pursued the goal of snap elections, saying that party president Alex Bodry had met with … Continue reading

CSV nominates Juncker as its top candidate

Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker was confirmed as the CSV’s top candidate in the upcoming snap elections at a party conference on Thursday evening. The CSV thus confirmed speculation that they would remain loyal to the Premier. During the debate in parliament on Wednesday, parliamentary group head Gilles Roth had said that the CSV stands behind … Continue reading


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