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Juncker to lead CSV in opposition

18.11.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg's outgoing Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday secured the support of the CSV to lead the party's group in parliament.

(CS) Luxembourg's outgoing Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday secured the support of the CSV to lead the party's group in parliament.

Some 21 of the CSV's 23 MPs met on Monday to decide who will head the party in parliament. The post of parliamentary group president was last held by Gilles Roth under the CSV-LSAP government.

Roth will now make way for Juncker, who received 19 yes-votes, with one abstention and one vote in opposition to the proposal in a secret ballot.

Current Minister of Sustainable Development Claude Wiseler will be Juncker's deputy.

Juncker and Wiseler will take their posts once they have been sworn in as MPs, which will happen once the new government has officially been appointed.

Until then, the CSV-LSAP coalition remains in office, although with only limited powers. Members of government cannot hold a seat in the Chamber of Deputies at the same time.