Xavier Bettel

Luxembourgian politician

Xavier Bettel (born 3 March 1973) is a Luxembourgian politician and lawyer. He is the 24th Prime Minister of Luxembourg since 4 December 2013 after replacing Jean-Claude Juncker. He has served as Mayor of Luxembourg City, member of the Chamber of Deputies and member of the Luxembourg City communal council.[1][2] Bettel is a member of the Democratic Party.

Xavier Bettel
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Assumed office
4 December 2013
DeputyEtienne Schneider
Preceded byJean-Claude Juncker
Minister for Communications and Media
Minister for Religious Affairs
Assumed office
4 December 2013
Preceded byFrançois Biltgen
Mayor of Luxembourg City
In office
24 November 2011 – 4 December 2013
Preceded byPaul Helminger
Succeeded byLydie Polfer
Personal details
Born (1973-03-03) 3 March 1973 (age 50)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Gauthier Destenay (2015–present)
Alma materUniversity of Thessaloniki
Nancy 2 University

Bettel is openly gay.[3] He is one of three openly gay world leaders in office, the others being Leo Varadkar, the prime minister of Ireland;[4] and Ana Brnabić, the Prime Minister of Serbia.

References change

  1. "Xavier Bettel". Ville de Luxembourg. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013.
  2. "Xavier Bettel". Bettel, Xavier: Biographie. Gouvernement du Grand Duché de Luxembourg. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  3. "Je suis surpris de devenir bourgmestre". L'essentiel. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011.
  4. "Leo Varadkar, gay son of Indian immigrant, to be next Irish PM." The Guardian. 2017-06-02. Retrieved 2017-06-03.