Political forum

Watch replay: 7 lead candidates debate housing, taxes, working time

Ahead of this year’s parliamentary elections, the Paperjam+Delano Business Club hosted a debate between seven candidates on 19 September 2023.

Lead candidates in October’s general election faced off over housing, attractiveness and taxes during a debate on Tuesday evening.

Participating in the debate were current prime minister and DP Spëtzenkandidat Xavier BettelXavier Bettel; Pirate party MP and list head Sven ClementSven Clement; CSV list head Luc FriedenLuc Frieden; ADR MP and list head Fred KeupFred Keup; current health minister and LSAP Spëtzenkandidatin Paulette LenertPaulette Lenert; current justice and culture minister and déi Gréng lead candidate Sam TansonSam Tanson; and déi Lénk Luxembourg City councillor and parliamentary list head David WagnerDavid Wagner.

The candidates addressed questions on how they would solve the housing crisis quickly; how they would keep Luxembourg an attractive and competitive location for international firms and workers, particularly in the financial sector; and questions around tax reform and lowering the amount of weekly working time.

The debate was moderated by Paperjam editor-in-chief Thierry LabroThierry Labro and Paperjam political journalist Marc FassoneMarc Fassone, and took place at PWC’s headquarters in Cloche d’Or. The conversation was in French and has been dubbed into English in the video replay above.