Juncker–Asselborn Ministry II

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Juncker–Asselborn Ministry II was the government of Luxembourg between 23 July 2009 and 11 July 2013. It was led by, and named after, Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker and Deputy Prime Minister Jean Asselborn. It was formed on 23 July 2009, after the 2009 election to the Chamber of Deputies. It fell after the withdrawal of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party from the government; Prime Minister Juncker submitted his resignation to the Grand Duke on 11 July 2013, and a snap election was called.

Ministers[edit]

Jean-Claude Juncker, Prime Minister
Jean Asselborn, Deputy Prime Minister
Name Party Office
Jean-Claude Juncker CSV Prime Minister
Minister for the Treasury
Jean Asselborn LSAP Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Marie-Josée Jacobs CSV Minister for the Family and Integration
Minister for Cooperation and Humanitarian Action
Mady Delvaux-Stehres LSAP Minister for National Education and Vocational Training
Luc Frieden CSV Minister for Finances
François Biltgen CSV Minister for Justice
Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform
Minister for Higher Education and Research
Minister for Communications and the Media
Minister for Religion
Jeannot Krecké until 1 February 2012

Etienne Schneider

LSAP Minister for the Economy and Foreign Trade
Mars Di Bartolomeo LSAP Minister for Health
Minister for Social Security
Jean-Marie Halsdorf CSV Minister for the Interior and Grand Region of Luxembourg
Minister for Defence
Claude Wiseler CSV Minister for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
Nicolas Schmit LSAP Minister for Labour, Employment and Immigration
Octavie Modert CSV Minister for Culture
Minister for Relations with Parliament
Minister for Administrative Simplification under the Prime Minister
Minister-Delegate for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform
Marco Schank CSV Minister for Housing
Minister-Delegate for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure
Françoise Hetto-Gaasch CSV Minister for the Middle Class and Tourism
Minister for Equality of Opportunity
Romain Schneider LSAP Minister for Agriculture, Viticulture, and Rural Development
Minister for Sport
Minister-Delegate for Economic Solidarity
Source: Service Information et Presse

Formation[edit]

The Christian Social People's Party (CSV) emerged the winner of the election of 7 June 2009. It received 38,04 % of the votes and 26 seats. Its coalition partner, the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP), lost one seat and was left with 13 members in the new Chamber of Deputies. It remained however the second-strongest party in terms of seats. The Democratic Party, which had already experienced loses at the previous elections in 2004, was left with only 9 seats, (down from 10 in 2004 and 15 in 1999). The Greens repeated their positive results from 2004 and received 7 seats. The ADR, which in April 2006 had changed its name from Aktiounskomitee fir Demokratie a Rentegerechtegkeet to Alternativ Demokratesch Reformpartei, did not managed to increase its voter base and only received 4 seats (5 in 2004). On the other hand, the Left, having been absent from the parliament in 2004-2009, was again represented by one Deputy. The two other parties registered at the elections, the Communist Party and the "Citizens' List" (Biergerlëscht), received no seats. After the elections, the CSV started coalition talks with the LSAP to form a "government of continuity and responsibility". The coalition agreement was signed on 20 July and three days later the new government was sworn in at Berg Castle.

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