Luxembourgish PM re-elected with 33.6% of votes

Luxembourgish Premier Jean Claude Juncker's Christian Social People's Party (CSV) wins early elections with 33.6%.

Luxembourgish PM re-elected with 33.6% of votes

World Bulletin / News Desk

Luxembourgish Prime Minister Jean Claude Juncker's Christian Social People's Party (CSV) won the early elections with 33.6% of votes.
Juncker, known as 'the prime minister who stayed the longest on duty" in European Union (EU), won the elections but lost ground.

One of the smallest countries in the EU, the early elections of Luxembourg showed CSV lose 5% of votes compared to 2009 elections. 2013's early election result was CSV's worst since 1999, where it gained twenty three seats in the parliament of Luxembourg.

Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) followed CSV with 20.2% of the votes and thirteen seats in the parliament.

Democratic Party (DP) was the third with 18.2% of votes and thirteen seats.

Juncker had to call for early elections after coalition members stopped to support the government due to the claims over 'listening scandal' and 'lawlessness'. Juncker (59) serves as prime minister for the past 18 years.

He has good relations with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and extends support to Turkey's membership to the EU.

Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 11:06
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