Wiseler, CSV, said the coalition parties made no attempt anymore at government unity
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Opposition leader declares government "a lame duck"
Claude Wiseler, leader of the opposition CSV, has said that the current prime minister is unable to keep the three partners together to work in a coherent way for the next 10 months.
On Monday 4 December, Wiseler argued that the different ministers were already catering to their own electorates and did not coordinate their positions anymore.
Ten months before the elections, the fundamental differences between the parties were coming back to light. During the parliamentary debate on the Rifkin process (which sets out an economic model for the future of the grand duchy), Wiseler was surprised at the openly divergent opinions of the green minister for sustainable development François Bausch and LSAP minister for the economy Etienne Schneider. Schneider wanted to get as many companies as possible into the country, while Bausch questioned the current economic growth model.
Wiseler said prime minister Xavier Bettel was totally absent from these important issues and that he did not even try to forge unity within his government anymore.
The government had no clear project anymore, no common objectives and the next 10 months would just be wasted time, the CSV candidate criticised. The three parties were just pandering to their electorate without talking to their coalition partners--“this government is over”, Wiseler said.