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07.01.2015 From our online archive
A poll by Luxembourg's “Tageblatt” newspaper has revealed that voters in the east of country would favour the CSV, while the ADR would also be among the winning parties.
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(CS) A poll by Luxembourg's “Tageblatt” newspaper has revealed that voters in the east of country would favour the CSV, while the ADR would also be among the winning parties.

Even though conservative party ADR would not be able to secure a seat for the district, it would be able to secure 9.2 percent of the vote if elections were to take place on January 11.

The CSV meanwhile would recover some of its favour lost in the October 2013 elections, with 40.9 percent of respondents giving the party their hypothetical vote – up 4 percent compared to the last actual ballot.

The coalition parties on the other hand would be the losers if there were elections this weekend, losing between 1.4 and 2.8 percent of votes.

Of the district's seven seats, four would go to the CSV and one each to the DP, LSAP and “déi Gréng”. The CSV would thereby be able to get back a seat which it lost to the DP in the 2013 elections.

In October last year, “Tageblatt” conducted an opinion poll on the coalition, finding that only a third of respondents are happy with the performance of the DP, LSAP and the Greens.

Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, however fired back, saying that the government's policies were in the best interest of the country's future, even though they may be unpopular now. “Changing nothing only to do well in the opinion polls is not an option,” he commented.

Vice-PM Etienne Schneider meanwhile said back in October that opinion polls were like snapshots of a moment in time, with the government, however, making a feature film. “Of course we take the survey seriously. Nonetheless, we will not be thrown off course,” he said.