In Sunday’s general election, Luxembourg’s conservative Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) came out as the dominant victor. However, Prime Minister Xavier Bettel’s liberal coalition faced significant setbacks, unable to attain a decisive majority.
The CSV came in first place with 29% of the votes, securing 21 out of 60 seats.
The coalition in power, consisting of the Greens, the Socialists, and the liberal Democratic Party, only won 29 seats, just shy of a majority due to the Greens losing five seats.
The outcome places the CSV in a favorable position to form a coalition government, with talks scheduled to commence on Monday.
According to local media reports, CSV leader Luc Frieden celebrated his party’s win on Sunday night, stating that the voters overwhelmingly supported a new government and a new policy.
Frieden stated that the CSV was strategically placed to have a significant influence in the establishment of the government.
Bettel, whose Democratic Party secured 14 seats and who could soon join the ranks of former European leaders aiming for a top Brussels job, said he was willing to remain in government even without being prime minister.
The departing prime minister stated that the title is not important to them. What truly matters is the program they wish to pursue, not the position itself.
The Alternative Democratic Reform party (ARD), a right-wing group, saw an increase in support and gained an additional seat, making them the fourth largest political party in the country. These gains were made in an election where security concerns were a top priority for voters.
Projection of Seats in the National Parliament of Luxembourg
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