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Bettel appointed 'formateur' of new government
Wahlen 2018

Bettel appointed 'formateur' of new government

by LT staff 16.10.2018 From our online archive
Democratic Party, Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party and Greens to begin coalition negotiations
Bettel (left) was appointed by the Grand Duke to lead the negotiations Photo: Cour grand-ducale
Bettel (left) was appointed by the Grand Duke to lead the negotiations Photo: Cour grand-ducale

Xavier Bettel has been appointed to form a new government by the Grand Duke.

Bettel has been selected as 'formateur', marking the official starting point for coalition negotiations.

Bettel's Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) and the Greens have all agreed to enter discussions on a new coalition following Sunday's election.

The appointment comes after the Grand Duke earlier in the afternoon received Martine Solovieff, who has been serving as 'informatrice'.

She reported back to the head of state on her interviews with the political parties and the selection of the 'formateur'.