Patrick Dumont, Raphael Kies

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    The year 2015 was a paradoxical one for Luxembourg. Its first half saw the government carrying its task of nation branding, trying to change its image (of tax haven and socially conservative policies) with a step toward a greater separation between church and state, several potential constitutional reforms aimed at a more inclusive democracy, and more indirectly through Prime Minister Bettel, who married his male companion less than a year after the adoption of gay marriage in the Grand-Duchy. Popular resentment regarding the exclusion of the Christian Social Peoples Party (CSV) from government still loomed large, and partially explained the disastrous defeat of a consultative referendum for the tripartite coalition.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)175–182
    JournalEuropean Journal of Political Research Political Data Yearbook
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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