Juncker clings to coalition hopes
Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister since 1995 is fighting to put together a new coalition government this morning. His party emerged as the largest party in the 60 seat Chamber of Deputies after yesterday’s general election.
Juncker’s Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) dropped three seats to 23 seats but he will still hope to forge a coalition after a result that left the CSV at around their traditional number of seats. The alternative coalition, if they can reconcile their policy pledges, is a coalition of the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party; between them they took 32 seats, enough for a majority.
The results, as yet to be confirmed were as follows:
1. The Left (Déi Lénk) – up one seat to two seats
2. Alternative Democratic Reform Party (ADR) – dropped one seat to three seats
3. Communist Party of Luxembourg (KPL) – no seats
4. Democratic Party (DP) – up four seats to 13 seats
5. Pirate Party Luxembourg (Piraten) – no seats
6. The Greens (Déi Gréng) – dropped one seat to six seats
7. Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) – remained on 13 seats
8. Christian Social People’s Party (CSV) – dropped three seats to 23 seats
9. Party for Complete Democracy (PID) – no seats.