Déi Konservativ plan to submit a list of candidates in the South
The new Déi Konservativ party, created by Joé Thein after he got expelled from the conservative ADR in early 2017, has decided to present a complete candidate list in the South constituency for the 14 October 2018 parliamentary elections.
Its objective is to reach 2 percent in the South. Currently, the party has almost 100 members.
According to RTL, the party decided on its founding principles on Sunday 7 January at a party congress in Rodange, which states the party is anti-extremist and against all form of radicalism. It sees itself as an alternative to other parties and rejects claims of populism.
“As the name of our party states, we are a very conservative party. This includes all elements which are based on the values of freedom, patriotic and conservative values. We stand for the Luxembourgish language, which is the language of integration and which we should promote. Another thing is that we stand for the middle classe and the small people. We would like to strengthen them in the social domain. Then there is of course our EU-critical position: we want a strong sovereign Luxembourg state in Europe. We are not against Europe, but we have a healthy critical and sceptic approach to the project and we want it to be reformed.”
The president of the party is Joe Thein, vice presidents are Filipe Amaro and Mario May, while the secretary general will be Nadine Simon.
The party also plans to set up a candidate list for the European Parliament elections in 2019.