The Taxpayer (Luxembourg)

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The Taxpayer (Luxembourgish: De Steierzueler, French: Le Contribuable, German: Der Steuerzahler)[1] was a political party in Luxembourg. It contested the 1999 election to the Chamber of Deputies, but disbanded afterwards.

The Taxpayer was a middle-class party that campaigned for lower government expenditure,[2] and more transparency in government budgetry spending. In 1999, it contested only the Centre constituency, in which it came eighth and last, with only 1.3% of the vote. This amounted to 0.4% nationwide.[3]

A disproportionate number of these votes were cast for the leader Jhemp Bertrand,[3] a long-time councillor in Schuttrange and tax resister who had run under a number of other party names before.[4]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Little Luxembourg makes a big impact". European Voice. 3 June 1999. 
  2. ^ Day, Alan John (2002). Political Parties of the World. John Harper. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-9536278-7-5. 
  3. ^ a b (French) "Circonscription Centre". Service Information et Presse. 7 April 2009. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ (Luxembourgish) Hilgert, Romain (6 February 2004). "The Birth of a Party". Lëtzebuerger Land.