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Education Minister says farewell to politics
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Education Minister says farewell to politics

12.07.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg's Education Minister Mady Delvaux-Stehres will not stand in the upcoming national elections, thus ending her political career.

(CS/vb) Luxembourg's Education Minister Mady Delvaux-Stehres will not run again in the upcoming national elections, thus ending her political career.

The 62-year-old first became a member of Cabinet in 1994, when she was appointed Social Security Minister, Transport Minister and Communication Minister.

Between 1999 and 2004, when the LSAP was not in government, Delvaux-Stehres was an MP, and in 2004 became Education Minister when the CSV and LSAP renewed their coalition after national elections.

Before becoming a member of government as State Secretary for health, social security, phyiscal education and sport, and youth in 1989, Delvaux-Stehres was on the directorial committee of the LSAP, served as municipal councillor of the City of Luxembourg, and taught at the Lycée Michel Rodange.

One of her key projects as Education Minister was a reform of the primary school system, which has, however, met with criticism. A reform of the secondary school form, initiated in 2012 had to be delayed after protests from students, parents and teachers.

LSAP President Alex Bodry announced on Friday that Delvaux-Stehres would not run for office again.