LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel was sworn looking for a second term on Wednesday after his liberal-led coalition secured a narrow victory inside an election in October.
Bettel's government plans a stronger environmental drive, with a bit of free trains and buses from 2020, to speculate more in public services and legalize recreational usage of cannabis.
The foreign policy in the European Union's wealthiest but second smallest state is unlikely to alter much, with Jean Asselborn keeping his post as foreign minister while Pierre Gramegna remains finance minister inside new administration.
Bettel's Democratic Party, the Socialist Workers Party (LSAP) and the Greens, who’ve together ruled the Grand Duchy since 2019 signed a completely new accord until 2023 on Monday and settled ministerial posts .
The Christian Social People's Party (CSV) – which had been led for 19 years by EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker – remained the largest party in parliament, but lost seats, as did the LSAP as well as the Democratic Party.
However, as the Greens gained, several parties in government have 31 seats inside 60-seat chamber.