Claude Lamberty becomes new DP General Secretary
MP Claude Lamberty was named new General Secretary of the Democratic Party (DP) on Wednesday night.
The party's executive committee unanimously voted for Lamberty, who has been an MP since 2013, and on the communal council of Hesperange since 2008. He was also president of the Young Democrats.
Only last week had Marc Ruppert resigned from his post as the liberal party's General Secretary after less than two years on the job, citing family reasons.
The party's president, Corinne Cahen, said that with Lamberty, the DP was gaining a "dynamic player in the DP's leadership team" who in his previous work for the DP helped develop many ideas.
"I am looking forward to a close and trusting collaboration. The DP came strengthened out of the communal elections in October. With this tailwind Claude Lamberty and I will approach the 2018 national elections," Cahen said.
Lamberty will initially act as a temporary agent, and will be formally elected at a regular National Congress of the DP in April 2018.
Martine Dieschbourg-Nickels, a confident of Cahen, who had initially been considered a favourite for the post, did not make the cut.
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