At its General Council meeting on Wednesday evening, the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) officially named Franz Fayot, Dan Kersch and Paulette Lenert as Etienne Schneider's successors in the coalition government.
This announcement follows that of Luxembourg's current Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for the Economy and Minister of Health's decision to stand down and retire from politics at the beginning of next month.
At the LSAP General Council meeting, members agreed that Franz Fayot, Dan Kersch and Paulette Lenert would share Etienne Schneider's government responsibilities upon his resignation.
More specifically, party president Franz Fayot will assume the position of Minister for the Economy, whilst Paulette Lenert, currently Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs and as Minister for Consumer Protection, will take up the role of Minister of Health. For his part, Dan Kersch, currently Minister of Sport and Minister of Labour, Employment and the Social and Solidarity Economy, has been named Deputy Prime Minister.
Franz Fayot, Dan Kersch and Paulette Lenert will assume their respective ministerial positions following the departure from government of Etienne Schneider on 4 February 2020.