The LSAP seems to have some internal divergences ahead of the October elections
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LSAP New Year event: Schneider sets out priorities
Etienne Schneider, the economy minister (LSAP), has said that his party would favour raising the minimum wage by €100.
According to Paperjam, at the LSAP New Year event on Tuesday 9 January, the leader of the LSAP in the October parliamentary elections, Claude Haagen, introduced Schneider as the “lead candidate”, but the official designation must still be decided at an extraordinary meeting in the spring.
The party seems to head towards some heated internal debates ahead of the elections, as its recent opinion polls forecast losing up to 2 seats.
However, these divergences were not on show at the event, Schneider reassuring the crowd that “We will still smile on 14 October” and that all members should be involved in the election manifesto.
He addressed other issues, such as reforming working time and more support for home buyers, but ruled out reforming the pension system. Schneider also said that the priority for the LSAP in 2018 would be the question of social cohesion.