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LSAP buries democracy

14.03.2012 From our online archive
The LSAP Kerschen held a vigil for a “dead democracy” at the Hall 75 in Bascharage Monday evening.

(CS) The LSAP Kerschen held a vigil for a “dead democracy” at the Hall 75 in Bascharage Monday evening.

Even though the party received a majority of votes in the October local elections with five seats, they are now set to be excluded from the local government. In the aftermath of the elections Déi Gréng (two seats) entered into coalition talks with the CSV (four seats) and the Biirger-Interessen Gemeng Kaerjheng, who did not receive a mandate in the election.

The local branch of the LSAP issued an invitation to the vigil, where Yves Cruchten, local councilor, and a number of residents were given the chance to vent their anger about the current situation. Cruchten said at the event, “with such methods you don't need to be surprised when people lose their trust in politics.”

The invitation to the vigil stated that the coalition was against the will of the people and called on true democrats to participate. Around 200 people attended the unusual funeral service.