Alex Bodry is seen speaking in the Chamber of Deputies, 24 April 2019. Photo credit: Chambre des Députés
Alex Bodry has been put forward as a future member of the Council of State.
Bodry’s LSAP party unanimously supported his candidacy in a vote on Monday evening, Paperjam reported.
“There is indeed a personal interest on my part to enter the Council of State,” Bodry told Paperjam.
Bodry was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1984, held several cabinet positions between 1989 and 1999, was mayor of Dudelange between 2004 and 2014, and has been LSAP parliamentary bloc leader since 2014.
The Council of State is Luxembourg’s quasi-upper legislative chamber, issuing advisory opinions on all draft bills, amendments and regulations.
Bodry is being designated for one of the seats reserved for lawyers, not a political appointment. He will be formally nominated on 20 December. Two new members are meant to take office on 1 January.
Paperjam said Bodry’s MP seat will be taken by Simone Asselborn-Bintz, currently deputy mayor of Sanem. Bodry will be replaced as LSAP parliamentary bloc leader by Georges Engel, an MP since 2012.