Laurent Zeimet, Claude Wiseler and Marc Spautz brief the press on Tuesday evening. The trio will remain at the head of the CSV until after a government is sworn in.
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A deflated CSV national committee met on Tuesday evening to discuss its future leadership following disappointing election results.
For now, Marc Spautz remains CSV party president and Claude Wiseler will lead the party in parliament. That was the decision taken by the national committee of the party at a extraordinary meeting in Belair on Tuesday evening.
There had been speculation on RTL that city councillor Serge Wilmes would take over from Spautz as president and that Martine Hansen would succeed Wiseler as leader of the parliamentary faction. Wilmes had already indicated he is ready to take in the responsibility of leading the party as president in the near future. Fresh elections for executive positions in the party will take place at its annual general meeting in February. Party general secretary Lauren Zeimet is likely to be replaced then, as his mandate will have expired.
But Wiseler also took full responsibility for the election campaign. He said he had wanted to fight a global campaign that covered the more difficult issues that will face the country in the coming years. It was his decision to campaign “based on facts and not polemic,” he told the gathering.