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In the Chamber of Deputies

Three new MPs sworn in



Dan Kersch is now a member of parliament after having been minister of labour and sports.  He will sit on the finance and budget committee and the labour committee, among others. (Photo: Micael Borges/Chambre des députés)

Dan Kersch is now a member of parliament after having been minister of labour and sports. He will sit on the finance and budget committee and the labour committee, among others. (Photo: Micael Borges/Chambre des députés)

Three new deputies were sworn in on Tuesday in the Chamber of Deputies. Max Hengel (CSV) succeeded Françoise Hetto-Gaasch (CSV), while Carlo Weber (LSAP) and Dan Kersch (LSAP) took their places in the two seats that became vacant after a reshuffle in the government.

Shortly before the debate on the vote on the 26th covid law, three new members of the Chamber of Deputies were sworn in. Max Hengel replaces Hetto-Gaasch, who left for personal reasons, Weber replaces Claude Haagen (LSAP), and Kersch (LSAP) will take Georges Engel 's seat. Haagen and  Engel on 5 January were sworn in as new ministers, alongside Yuriko Backes (DP).

A minister becomes an MP

As a reminder, Kersch  left his position as minister of labour and sports to join the ranks of the socialist MPs in parliament. In 2013, he joined the government as minister of internal affairs and public service. In 2018, he was elected third on the socialist list in the south constituency. He will sit on the finance and budget committee and the labour committee, among others.

Hengel, former mayor and current alderman of Wormeldange, studied history and political science. He came fourth in the 2018 legislative elections and replaces Hetto-Gaasch in Parliament. Hengel has been a parliamentary collaborator of the CSV since 2006. He will be a member of the health, housing and petitions committees, among others.

Jessie Thill, the youngest member of parliament

Finally, Carlo Weber, who sits on the Wincrange municipal council, succeeds the deputy-mayor Haagen, who left his duties as MP to replace Romain Schneider in the government. Weber worked in the road administration for 27 years. He is a keen cyclist and has been president of the 24 Stonnen Vëlo Wëntger for more than 10 years. He came third for the LSAP in the North constituency in the 2018 legislative elections. He will sit, among others, in the committees for the economy, home affairs and agriculture.

Next week, it is the young deputy Jessie Thill (Déi Gréng) who will be sworn in during a public session to officially replace MP Carlo Back, who announced his withdrawal from politics last September. She currently holds a mandate as second alderman in the municipality of Walferdange. Thill holds a master's degree in environmental physics. At 25, she will be the youngest member of parliament. She will be a member of the housing, mobility and environment committees, among others.

This story was first published in French on Paperjam. It has been translated and edited for Delano.