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New parliament sworn in on Wednesday
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New parliament sworn in on Wednesday

13.11.2013 From our online archive
Luxembourg's new Chamber of Deputies will be sworn in on Wednesday, although some MPs will not take their seat in parliament until the new government takes up business.

(CS) Luxembourg's new Chamber of Deputies will be sworn in on Wednesday, although some MPs will not take their seat in parliament until the new government takes up business.

Some 46 MPs will be officially sworn in at a special session of parliament on Wednesday afternoon. Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker will open the session at 3pm.

Juncker will not be among the MPs sworn in, as the current government remains in place until the new coalition is officially installed. Only then, will the remaining 14 MPs take their seats.

The outgoing Prime Minister is meanwhile expected to lead the CSV in the opposition as the head of the party's parliamentary group.

The MPs sworn in on Wednesday are divided among Luxembourg's political parties as follows:

  • 14 – CSV
  • 13 – DP
  • 8 – LSAP
  • 6 – “déi Gréng”
  • 3 – ADR
  • 2 – “déi Lénk”

As a reminder, the CSV lost three seats in the October elections and now holds 23. The DP meanwhile gained four seats to reach a total of 13. “Déi Lénk” won one seat, while both “déi Gréng” and the ADR lost one seat each and now hold six and three seats, respectively. The LSAP's number of representatives in parliament remained the same at 13.