Déi Gréng – Sam Tanson
I have always been a political person and joined the Luxembourg Green Party (déi gréng) in 2005. Soon after my joining the party, I became spokesperson of the young greens. I occupied this post between 2006 and 2007 and went on to chair the party between 2009 to 2015.
On a professional level, I am a trained lawyer. I have also worked as a journalist for RTL.
Green candidate for the post of prime Minister I can look back on a very varied political career, having first been City Counselor (2011-2013), then Deputy Mayor (2013-2017) of the City of Luxembourg, a Member of the State Council (2015-2018), an MP (2018), and of course Minister of Justice and Minister of Culture as part of the current coalition Government since 2018. It goes without saying that I know the Luxembourg legal system and most importantly the policy making process inside out.
But why déi gréng? Well, the world around us is changing rapidly. In order to adapt to these changes, and to tackle the big environmental, and socio-economic challenges we face as a society, we need a party with a progressive, future orientated vision for our country. The Green Party provides such a vision. We stand for a fair country, in which it is good to live and where the future is secure. A Luxembourg that enables all people to live a fulfilled, self-determined life:
- In harmony with the climate and the environment, with clean air, clear water, and healthy forests.
- In an open, diverse, and safe society, in which all people can participate equally, where we all live in solidarity – together and not alongside one another.
- With a modern state, a citizen-oriented and digital administration and a vibrant democracy that allows everyone to participate in shaping our future.
- With the certainty of having a dignified, affordable home – whether in the countryside or in the city, whether renting or as a home owner.
- With a high quality of life for everyone, regardless of how much people earn or where they live.
- With plenty of leisure activities and a vibrant, free, and inclusive cultural landscape that brings people together.
- With a strong social network that supports people in difficult times.
- With a sustainable economy and successful businesses which help protecting the climate and bet on sustainability principles
- With secure jobs at fair wages and good, flexible working conditions that leave time for family, friends, and leisure.
- With a smart, climate-friendly mobility system, that focuses on moving people, not vehicles.
- With a world-class solidarity-based national health system that focuses on preventive health measures, which promotes well-being and provides easy access to medical care.
- With strong schools, where teachers are motivated, learning is fun and all children have the same opportunities to develop.
That is what déi gréng and myself are committed to.
ADR – Fred Keup
The ADR (Alternativ Demokratesch Reformpartei, Alternative democratic reform party) is a conservative party, with a broad agenda focussing, among others, on social issues. The party was founded in 1987 as a single-item party in favour of a pension reform. It has been continuouisly represented in Parliament since 1989 and gained four mandates in the 2018 elections. It has also one representative in the Conseil d’Etat.
The ADR has a classical conservative agenda with a strong liberal approach (in the European interpretation of that idea) on economic issues. It also defends free trade. Other important issues are family values, anti-crime and the preservation of the national language and culture. ADR defends individual liberty, freedon of speech and opposes leftist agendas on issues such as gender and wokeness. Among its main characteristics, one can also find its commitment to direct democracy. For instance, ADR wishes to hold a referendum on the future economic development of the country and its long-term implications.
On an international level, ADR is a member of the ECR group of conservative parties, which is a partner i.a. of the US Republicans an d the British Conservative party. Logically, it supports the idea of a Europe of Nation States and opposes federalism on an EU level.
Volt – No designated lead candidate
Volt is a Pan-European political movement, focused on changing the way politics is done and shaping our shared future. Volt was created as a cross-border political approach for Europe to find new pragmatic and progressive answers to the challenges of our time.
Europe faces many challenges. Populism, the environmental crisis, social and economic inequality, corruption, human rights abuses, global health crises, and menaces from global military superpowers threaten the very fabric of Europe’s existence. We are acting together across borders to overcome these challenges.
Volt is one political party and one community that exists in over 30 different European countries. We have over 60 elected delegates in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and Bulgaria, and have run elections in Luxembourg, Sweden, the UK, Belgium, France, Spain, and Austria (and are preparing for many more).
Liberté-Freiheet – Roy Reding
I have been a Member of Parliament for 10 years. The new movement, that was created in reaction to ADR’s anti-foreigners stance, is a libertarian and liberal one. We need growth, we need immigration of talented people, we need to maintain the financial sector, and we need to be welcoming entrepreneurship! We do not need ideology, neither the crazy green one, nor the nationalist one.
Déi Konservativ – Joé Thein
Déi Konservativ – d’Fräiheetspartei (in English: The Conservatives – Freedomparty) is a center-right, conservative, classically liberal and patriotic party in Luxembourg – founded in March, 21 2023 by the actual National president and former councillor of Pétange, Joe Thein and political fellows. The party participated in all elections since it’s foundation on local, national and European level. The party is now running for the second time in the legislative elections in October, 8 2023 with the slogan “All fir Lëtzebuerg” (All for Luxembourg) on behalf of list number 13. The party’s main goal is a political change in Luxembourg by advocating and standing up for its political principles – namely Liberty, Homeland and social values.
KPL – Ali Ruckert
The Communist Party of Luxembourg (KPL) is the country’s oldest party, which has not changed its name or its basic goals since its founding on January 2, 1921. The KPL has been committed to the rights of workers and ordinary people for over 100 years. It is the only political party that refused the order of the fascist German occupiers to dissolve itself after May 10, 1940. The KPL assumed an important role in the resistance struggle against the occupiers, and many of its members were arrested, imprisoned and murdered by the occupiers, including Zénon Bernard, the party’s president at the time.
After liberation, the KPL took on important tasks for the reconstruction of the country and provided the minister of health in the first national government. Until 1990, the KPL was represented in the Chamber of Deputies by up to six deputies.
The KPL is guided in its activities by the principles developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the »Manifesto of the Communist Party« of 1848. Its goal is the overcoming of capitalist society and the gradual construction of a socialist social order based on the consent and active support of a majority of the population.