On 11 June, Luxembourg went to the polls to elect new municipal councillors for a six-year term.
A total of 3,831 candidates were running for 1,121 mandates. In Luxembourg City, the largest constituency, ALDE Party member DP – Demokratesch Partei held their majority, winning 10 seats. Incumbent Mayor Lydie Polfer topped the poll with 15,212 votes. The party also achieved significant gains in the councils of Diekirch, Düdelingen, Echternach, Junglinster, Mersch, Petingen, Sandweiler and Wiltz.
Countrywide, DP increased their vote share from 18.16% to 20.64% as compared to the last local elections and are set hold 134 seats, up from 108 seats in 2017.
Commenting on election results, Party President Lex Delles said: "We already felt a lot of tailwind for the DP during the election campaign".
"In the spring we managed to win over the most candidates from all parties. In many discussions with citizens across the country, we received encouragement for our ideas. The strong election results in all regions of the country encourage us to take on even more responsibility in our communities and to shape the future together with the local people”, he continued.
Ahead of the election, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, also from ALDE Party member DP, shared insights in an interview. Watch below (in French).
Photo credit: (c) DP – Demokratesch Partei