Foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn, pictured, was voted most likeable and competent politician in Luxembourg
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Luxembourg foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn remains the favourite politician with voters, according to a survey.
The second instalment of the Politmonitor survey on the likeability and competency of politicians conducted by TNS Ilres for RTL and the Luxemburger Wort found that the seasoned LSAP politician, who has held the ministerial post since 2004, had the highest score with 83% of people polled.
He was followed by former LSAP health minister and current president of parliament Mars di Bartolomeo (72%), prime minister Xavier Bettel (DP, 70%), Luxembourg city mayor Lydie Polfer (DP, 64) and CSV parliamentary group leader Claude Wiseler (62%).
Asselborn ranked top for competence
When asked to rank politicians for competency, out of the top 10 selected by voters, six are in the current government: Jean Asselborn, Xavier Bettel, Etienne Schneider (economy minister), Romain Schneider (sports minister), Pierre Gramegna (finance minister) and Félix Braz (justice minister).
In the same category, a number of cabinet members failed to find favour with even half of the voters polled. These included Lydia Mutsch (health minister), François Bausch (sustainable development minister), Nicolas Schmit (employment minister), Marc Hansen (higher education minister), Corinne Cahen (families minister) and Claude Meisch (education minister). In the DP, Bettel scores highly on both scores, but the rest of his party colleagues are not doing so well. Gramegna scored badly in the likeability rankings (39%), Corinne Cahen scored 40% on likeability and 38% on competence, Fernand Etgen (agriculture minister) scored 35%, culture secretary Guy Arendt and parliamentary group leader Eugène Berger only scored 26% and 25%.