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Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
Lëtzebuerger Sozialistesch Arbechterpartei
Leader Jean Asselborn
Founded 5 July 1902 (historical)
1945 (modern)
Headquarters 68, rue de Gasperich
Youth wing Jeunesses Socialistes
Ideology Social democracy,
Democratic socialism
International affiliation Socialist International
European affiliation Party of European Socialists
European Parliament Group Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
Official colours Red
Politics of Luxembourg
Political parties

The Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (Luxembourgish: Lëtzebuerger Sozialistesch Arbechterpartei, French: Parti Ouvrier Socialiste Luxembourgeois, German: Luxemburger Sozialistische Arbeiterpartei), abbreviated to LSAP or POSL,[1] is a social democrat political party in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

The LSAP is currently the second-largest party in the Chamber of Deputies, having won 13 of 60 seats at the 2009 election. It is the junior partner in the governing grand coalition with the Christian Social People's Party. The party's President is Alex Bodry, a member of the Chamber of Deputies and the Mayor of Dudelange. However, the leading LSAP member in the government is Jean Asselborn, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs.



  • 5 July 1902: Foundation of the Social Democratic Party.
  • 1905: Left-wing elements split to create the Social Democratic Workers' Party.
  • 1912: Reunification of the PSD and POSD.
  • 1916: Party renamed to 'Socialist Party', part of the International.
  • 2 January 1921: Communist elements split to create the Communist Party of Luxembourg.
  • 1924: Party renamed to 'Luxembourg Workers' Party'.
  • The party was a member of the Labour and Socialist International between 1923 and 1940.[2]
  • 5 November 1937: Party joins government for the first time in coalition under Prime Minister Pierre Dupong.
  • 1946: Party reformed after the Second World War as the 'Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party'.
  • 2 May 1970: Right-wing elements split to create the Social Democratic Party.
  • 1981: Reunification of the LSAP with most of the Social Democratic Party (some join the CSV).

Presidents of the LSAP


  1. ^ LSAP is more commonly used, although the French POSL is also mandated by the party's statutes. (French) "LSAP party statutes". Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party. 17 March 2002. Retrieved 2006-07-19.  
  2. ^ Kowalski, Werner. Geschichte der sozialistischen arbeiter-internationale: 1923 - 19. Berlin: Dt. Verl. d. Wissenschaften, 1985. p. 308
  3. ^ "Presidents of the LSAP since 1945". Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party. Retrieved 2006-07-19.  

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