Formateur Xavier Bettel (2nd left) alongside party delegate leaders, Étienne Schneider (left) Corinne Cahen (2nd right) and Félix Braz (right) at a press conference announcing the next government’s policy programme on 29 November.
Photo: Matic Zorman
Representatives of the DP, LSAP and Déi Gréng parties will formally stamp their approval of the coalition agreement on Monday.
At around 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon, formateur of the new government, and prime minister in waiting, Xavier Bettel will put his signature to the agreement his DP party has made with the LSAP and Déi Gréng. He will be joined by the heads of the negotiating delegations from each of the parties, Corinne Cahen for the DP, Étienne Schneider for the LSAP and Félix Braz for Déi Gréng. The latter two men are slated to share the title of deputy prime minister.
The delegate leaders will then put the agreement to a vote by an extraordinary meeting of their respective parties on Tuesday. Those should go without a hitch, so that the new government can be sworn in by Grand Duke Henri on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Claude Wiseler, who was the lead candidate for the CSV party at the October elections, is expected to announce on Wednesday that he is stepping down as head of the CSV parliamentary faction. According to a report in Monday’s Wort, Martine Hansen will replace him in the post.