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Fair election deal, events, book tip: Delano’s Top of the Week



Delano’s Cordula Schnuer and Ara City Radio’s Tom Clarke discussed a fair elections deal that Luxembourg’s parties will sign on Monday Photo: Delano

Delano’s Cordula Schnuer and Ara City Radio’s Tom Clarke discussed a fair elections deal that Luxembourg’s parties will sign on Monday Photo: Delano

Luxembourg’s political parties on Monday are signing a fair elections deal. Delano’s Cordula Schnuer and Ara City Radio’s Tom Clarke looked at what’s at stake and discussed how foreigners can sign up to vote in the local elections.

The election agreement signed on Monday will set out fair rules for parties and they will commit to not spreading false information or fake news, not to slander opposition candidates or interfere with the election campaigns of the competition.

While official political campaigning has not yet begun, parties are already vying to sign up new voters. But in Luxembourg City so far fewer than 7% of eligible non-nationals have signed up to the voter register.

To kick off the week, Cordula and Tom also talked about some upcoming events, including a talk by MNHA curator Ruud Priem about the Hans Op de Beeck & Erwin Olaf inspired by Steichen exhibition, the Reset Jazz festival and the Antiques & Art Fair at Luxexpo.

Finally, Cordula’s book tip of the week is In the Dragon’s Shadow: Southeast Asia in the Chinese Century by Sebastian Strangio, which explores the ties between China and countries right on its doorstep in Southeast Asia, their historical ties and how these are impacting geopolitics of the region and beyond today.

And for more insight on China’s politics, The Economist’s Drum Tower dissects the latest news to come out of the country.

Tune in again on Monday 30 January around 8:30am on Ara City Radio (87.8 - 102.9 -105.2 FM) or listen to the podcast on Delano.