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Luxembourg's parliament to be dissolved on Monday
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Luxembourg's parliament to be dissolved on Monday

07.10.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg's parliament will be dissolved on Monday by Grand Duke Henri. However we will have to wait until October 20 before the names of the 60 newly elected members will be revealed.

(ADW) Luxembourg's parliament will be dissolved on Monday by Grand Duke Henri. However we will have to wait until October 20 before the names of the 60 newly elected members will be revealed.

The decision to dissolve the Chamber of Deputies on October 7 is not a new one. It was taken in July by the Grand Duke following a proposal by Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker with the support of the parliamentary committee. At the same time of the announcement of the election date was made.

Why a delayed dissolution?

The decision to dissolve parliament made in July yet only taking affect from October 7, may seem a curious decision at first glance. In fact this has enabled the country to remain responsive and, in an emergency, be able intervene legislatively, although looking back we can see that this was not required. 

On October 20, Luxembourg will elect a new parliament of 60 MPs. After these elections a new government will be formed.