Xavier Bettel

Prime Minister


Following the legislative elections of October 2018, Xavier Bettel was appointed for a second term as Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for Communications and Media, Minister for Religious Affairs, Minister for Digitalisation and Minister for Administrative Reform on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg So-cialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng). A member of the DP since 1989, at the age of 26, Xavier Bettel was elected to Parliament for the first time in 1999, as candidate for the DP in the constituency of the Centre. He was re-elected in 2004, 2009, 2013 and 2018. At local level, Xavier Bettel initially served as a municipal councillor for the City of Luxembourg from 2000 to 2005, then as an alderman from 2005 to 2011. Following the municipal elections of 2011, he assumed the role of mayor, an office he held until his appointment as Prime Minister, Minister of State in December 2013. Following his secondary school studies, Xavier Bettel pursued a higher education at the University of Nancy, where he was awarded a master’s degree in public and European law from the Faculty of Law, followed by a post-graduate diploma of advanced studies in political sciences and public law. From 2001 to 2013, Xavier Bettel worked as a barrister in Luxembourg.