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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

Socialists and Liberals pick top candidates

Etienne Schneider was confirmed as the lead candidate of the Socialists (LSAP) on Tuesday evening, while the Liberals (DP) put forward four top candidates. The Greens announced that they would not rule out a three-way coalition after the elections. At the LSAP congress, Schneider received overwhelming party support, securing 376 out of 379 votes. The … 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

Socialists, Greens and Liberals to hold key election meetings tonight

Three political parties – LSAP (Socialists), déi gréng (Greens) and DP (Liberals) – will hold key party meetings on Tuesday evening to prepare for early elections in October. While the LSAP and the DP are due to decide on their lead candidates, the Greens will have a content discussion.

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

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

Countdown

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