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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
“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.
Etienne Schneider is on course to become the LSAP’s lead candidate in the elections after Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn and party chairman Alex Bodry said that they would not stand in his way. In an interview for Luxemburger Wort, Schneider says that Luxembourg needs to break with old habits and modernize. If the LSAP wins … Continue reading
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
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
Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister Jean Asselborn has proposed Economy Minister Etienne Schneider over himself to head the list of LSAP candidates at the next elections, it emerged on Friday morning. The 64-year old Asselborn, who also holds the post of Foreign Minister, said that he would stand for election, but that he supported Schneider to … Continue reading