Luxembourg’s Christian Democrats and free-trade liberals have introduced a two-party center-right coalition that may run the Grand Duchy for the following 5 years below Prime Minister Luc Frieden
ByThe Related Press
November 16, 2023, 5:34 AM
LUXEMBOURG — Luxembourg’s Christian Democrats and free-trade liberals introduced a two-party center-right coalition on Thursday that may run the Grand Duchy for the following 5 years below Prime Minister Luc Frieden.
The Christian Democrat CSV of Frieden gained 21 seats within the 60-member legislature in October elections and the DP liberals of outgoing Prime Minister Xavier Bettel had 14, giving the 2 events a cushty majority in parliament.
Luxembourg’s three-party center-left coalition misplaced its decade-long maintain on energy within the elections, principally due to a poor exhibiting by the Inexperienced get together. It had solely a one-seat majority in authorities.
“Now we have a stable majority in comparison with these of the previous years,” Frieden mentioned. Bettel will proceed in authorities as overseas minister.
Ten years in the past, Bettel succeeded Jean-Claude Juncker, the Christian Democrat who was Europe’s longest-serving democratically elected chief on the time. The CSV Christian Democrats had been left uncharacteristically on the sidelines for the previous 10 years, regardless of being the one greatest get together.