The family minister is a DP candidate for the upcoming mayoral elections in Luxembourg City this spring, although she is yet to formalise her candidacy for October's parliamentary elections.
In an interview with RTL on Friday, Corinne Cahen opted not to speculate on who could replace her as Minister for Families if she is successful in her bid to become mayor of Luxembourg City.
Although the DP's leading candidates in the capital are Lydie Polfer and Patrick Goldschmit, Cahen said "it is up to the voters to decide". Cahen would accept whichever role voters gave her, she said, and confirmed she would resign from her role in parliament if she is elected during the municipal elections. "I have always loved participating in these projects, and the capital is of particular interest to me in the years to come."
Cahen joined the list of candidates for the municipal elections because she hopes to become more involved in her home city, and the challenges which lie ahead are massive: housing, cohabitation, mobility, and life in a city adapting to the future, whilst respecting the constraints of climate change.
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The minister envisions a city centre without cars, where every vehicle would have its place. "It's about quality of life in the city," Cahen explained, while maintaining that this vision will not contradict mayor Lydie Polfer's current policies. "We are in the midst of evolution, we need to move with the times," she added.
Cahen declined to comment on the CSV's choice of Luc Frieden as their national leading candidate for the parliamentary elections. Instead, she chose to highlight that the DP would propose "modern policies" for their part.
So far, the number of foreigners registering to vote in the municipal elections is relatively low, but Cahen does not believe this low participation is down to poor communication. "We have launched many campaigns to encourage registration, but we can do better," she said. Cahen added that registrations would likely increase as the elections approach, noting that officials recorded three times as many registrations in January compared to previous months.