Everything from one cast

By Pascal SteinwachsLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

According to the LSAP, it has the best people and the best ideas, but until now it did not attach enough importance to its public image. In the meantime, however, the co-president and the party manager are convinced that they have arrived in the 21st century.

How are the political parties preparing for the super election year? Who is responsible for the election campaign? Who is calling on the support of foreign specialists? Who is doing it all in-house? We asked, and made a new series out of it. Today we look at the second strongest coalition partner, the LSAP.

"I want to get in here"

While the CSV has long been considered the eternal governing party, the real eternal governing party is of course the LSAP, which, with the exception of a brief hiatus between 1999 and 2004, when the CSV exceptionally entered into a partnership with the DP, has been in government without interruption since 1984 – though always only as a junior partner.

That is to change this time, as the socialists finally want to be at the top of the government. They may not shake the fence of the chancellor's office and shout "I want to get in here", as the young SPD MP Gerhard Schröder is said to have done a few decades ago after a pub night, but they also want to get into the state ministry.

The LSAP's hopes rest more than ever on its designated top candidate, Paulette Lenert, still the country's most popular politician according to the polls, who, should she win the election, would not only be the first socialist but also the first woman to win the post of head of government in Luxembourg.

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