Carlo Back, who has served on Luxembourg City council for some 16 years, on Monday announced plans to surrender his mandate. Speaking at the city council meeting, he said that after close to 20 years in local politics, and as a grandfather at the age of 70, he felt it was time to start a new chapter in his life.
A statement from déi Gréng’s Luxembourg City chapter said that Back will also step down as an MP as of 2022. He was only elected to national parliament at the 2018 elections.
His place on Luxembourg City council will be taken by Maria Eduarda de Macedo, the Greens said. According to RTL, Jessie Thill will replace Back in the chamber of deputies.
Back was first elected to the city council in 2005 and won re-election in 2011 and 2017. His main political interests were in education and public transport and soft mobility. In 2014, with a DP-déi Gréng council in place, he contributed to getting the tram project on track after decades of discussion “It is also thanks to his tireless dedication, that cycling has developed in our city,” the Greens’ statement said.