Coalition Agreement Luxembourg

On 7 June 2015, the government held a constitutional referendum in which it asked, inter alia, whether Luxembourg residents without Luxembourg nationality could participate in national elections. While all three parties in the ruling coalition felt they were in favour of the “yes”, the result was an overwhelming “no”. From a financial point of view, the coalition vows to respect the European stability criteria and maintain the country`s triple-A rating. Infrastructure plays an important role in the new coalition agreement and businesses can continue to expect an attractive economic and fiscal environment in Luxembourg. Until 2013, Luxembourg was led by a CSV-LSAP coalition led by Jean-Claude Juncker. The LSAP withdrew its support following concerns about the political surveillance of the Luxembourg state intelligence service. Juncker then ran on 11 July 2013, he was re-elected as Prime Minister and asked the Grand Duke to dissolve the Chamber of Deputies and proclaim elections. [1] In the elections of 20 October 2013, the CSV lost a few seats, while remaining the largest party in Parliament, but without a majority of seats. However, representatives of the DP, LSAP and the Greens agreed to form a government on election night, after the results were announced. [2] Within days, coalition talks began, a month and a half later, the coalition agreement was announced and the new government was sworn in on December 4, 2013. [2] This was only the second government since 1945, in which the CSV did not participate. [2] It was also the first time that the Greens were involved in the government. The three parties had a majority of 32 seats out of 60 in the Chamber of Deputies.

Due to the colors related to the three parts (red, blue and green), the arrangement was known among some commentators as the “Gambian coalition”, as it reflected the flag of that country. On 3 December, after the last plenary session, trainer Xavier Bettel and heads of delegation Corinne Cahen, Étienne Schneider and Félix Braz signed, at a press conference, the coalition agreement between the three parties. On 4 December, the coalition agreement and the distribution of ministerial portfolios were approved by the DP, LSAP and dei gréng bodies. The coalition agreement states that a country`s strength must be measured by how it helps the weakest members of society get back on their feet. .