The thing with transparency

By Pascal SteinwachsLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

Diekirch is one of the few municipalities in this country where one party has an absolute majority. In this case, it is the LSAP, which has already achieved this for two mandates. The CSV, which speaks of authoritarian and dirigiste politics, wants to change that.

In our series leading up to the municipal elections on June 11, we take two candidates running in the municipal elections on a walk through their community and ask them what is on their mind in their community. If they are opposition politicians, we ask them to give concrete examples of what their party would do better if they won the election. If they are representatives of the majority, we ask them what is going well, but could perhaps be done better.

These don't necessarily have to be the best-known names, because everyone wants to talk to them at the moment anyway. In the fourth and last part of our series, we spend an afternoon with the two CSV candidates Charel Weiler and Stéphanie Mendes in Diekirch.

Only one woman on the 13-member municipal council

As a non-Diekirch resident, what immediately comes to mind about Diekirch? Foremost, probably the beer of the same name, then the Cavalcade and the nationally popular folk festival Al Dikkrich. If you think of Diekirch, you might also think of the Härebierg, where the barracks of our army have been located for more than 65 years, as well as the merger project of the Nordstad municipalities, which has been discussed for years but has not yet been realised.

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