Henri Kox, seen here at an informal breakfast briefing at Maison Moderne in July 2018, could be the new minister for housing.
Photo: Maison Moderne
RTL and the Lëtzebuerger Land claim sources suggest the 58-year old deputy from the Moselle could be promoted to government.
While Déi Gréng have said they will not reveal the name of the candidate they will nominate for its vacant cabinet post at its extraordinary congress on 3 October, RTL and the Lëtzebuerger Land both say they have reliable information that Henri Kox will be put forward. The new cabinet minister will also provide support for François Bausch in his role as minister for homeland security and defence.
Speaking on RTL radio on Saturday morning Bausch confirmed that Kox would be the sole candidate for the ministerial post. "Let's end the speculation," Bausch said. "The name has appeared in the media over the last two days." Bausch said Kox was, in his opinion, "an excellent choice" who had been in charge of housing for the Greens in parliament for several years and had even served as president of the housing committee.
Kox has been an MP since 2004 and was also the mayor of Remich from 2009 to 2017. He is an advocate of alternative energy and is the president of Eurosolar Luxembourg, which promotes solar energy. He is currently vice-president of the parliamentary committees on the environment and on agriculture, viticulture and rural development.
At the 2018 general elections, Kox placed second on the Déi Gréng list in the eastern constituency, behind Carole Dieschbourg. He then entered parliament when Dieschbourg was named as minister for the environment.
This article was updated on 30 September to include the news of François Bausch's confirmation of Kox as the nominee.