"Elbows don't help"

By Pascal SteinwachsLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

In mid-June, Lex Delles succeeded Corinne Cahen at the head of the DP, who did not run again after two terms in office. The Mondorf resident was elected as the new party leader with a result of over 98 per cent of the votes.

Lex Delles was once the youngest mayor and youngest député-maire and is still the youngest member of the government. For a little over a month now, the 38-year-old has also been DP president, but no longer the youngest; that was Claude Meisch almost 20 years ago, who took over the party presidency at the age of 33.

We met a party leader who was in the best of moods and took a lot of time at the DP's premises a few days ago.

Lëtzebuerger Journal: What Xavier Bettel used to be, you are today: unstoppable on your way up and still young, popular and close to the people. The Minister of State, on the other hand, has been feeling the weight of power for some time now …

Lex Delles: … which I can't see – on the contrary. The Prime Minister is active, full of energy and the best head of government Luxembourg can have. I can only admire the energy of Xavier Bettel.

And you are well on your way to following in the footsteps of the Minister of State.

With Xavier Bettel, we have the perfect Minister of State. I myself am concentrating on my two portfolios, SMEs and tourism. Especially after the difficult time caused by the corona pandemic and in the current international context, it is important to support businesses, also to prepare for the energy transition.

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