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Support for government drops

22.10.2014 From our online archive
Luxembourg's three-party government has fallen out of favour with the public following the 2015 budget announcement, with only a third of the population happy with its work, according to a recent survey.

(CS) Luxembourg's three-party government has fallen out of favour with the public following the 2015 budget announcement, with only a third of the population happy with its work, according to a recent survey.

Commissioned by Luxembourg daily “Tageblatt” and carried out by TNS Ilres, support for the government dropped from 38.8 percent before October 14 to just 31.1 percent after the budget and “future package” presentation.

The number of people “not satisfied” with the work of the government on the other hand rose from 52.4 percent to 64.6 percent, with the number of undecided residents also shrinking from 8.7 percent to just 4.3 percent.

A representative group of 806 residents aged 18 to 65 was polled for the survey, with similar assessment of the DP-LSAP-déi Gréng among Luxembourg nationals and foreign residents.

Support for the government was lowest in east Luxembourg at just 28.5 percent, while Luxembourg City saw the biggest drop, with 44 percent of those polled satisfied with the government before the budget announcement, compared to just 31 percent after the presentations of Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna earlier this month.

LSAP head of faction Alex Bodry was the first politicians responding to the survey published on Wednesday morning saying: “What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!”