The new government poses with Grand Duke Henri at the Grand Ducal palace on 5 December 2018
Photo: Patricia Pitsch - Maison Moderne
The 17 members of the new coalition government were sworn in by Grand Duke Henri on Wednesday 5 December.
This photo was taken just after the cabinet took its oath.
It features, from left to right, Pierre Gramegna, Lex Delles, Romain Schneider, Sam Tanson, Félix Braz, Claude Turmes, Xavier Bettel, Carole Dieschbourg, Grand Duke Henri, Claude Meisch, Étienne Schneider, Corinne Cahen, Marc Hansen, Jean Asselborn, Paulette Lenert, François Bausch, Taina Bofferding and Dan Kersch. Delano already reported on the distribution of portfolios agreed at party meetings on Tuesday evening.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the new government in numbers.
6 are members of the DP
6 are members of the LSAP
5 are members of Déi Gréng
5 of the 17 are women
2 (Lex Delles and Taina Bofferding) are under the age of 40
2 (Pierre Gramegna and Jean Asselborn) are over the age of 60
4 (Sam Tanson, Paulette Lenert, Taina Bofferding and Lex Delles) are in government for the first time
3 (Étienne Schneider, Jean Asselborn and Romain Schneider) have been in government for longer than one legislature