Luxembourg. According to
CountryAAH, the Liberal Democratic Party (DP) became by
far the largest party in the European Parliament elections
on 26 May. The Christian Social Party (CSV), like the DP,
ended up at just over 21%, giving the parties two mandates
each. The Greens ended up at 19% (1 mandate) and the Social
Democratic Socialist Workers Party (LSAP) at 12% of the vote
(1 mandate). The turnout was second highest in the EU, 84%,
after Belgium's 88%.
The Luxembourg Ministry of Health has submitted a
proposal to legalize cannabis. If this goes through, you
will be the first country in Europe to completely legalize
the drug. Within two years it is hoped to get through the
bill. Cannabis is currently legal in eleven US states, in
Canada and Uruguay.
On April 23, Grand Duke Jean, who abdicated after 35
years on the throne in 2000, passed away and was succeeded
by Grand Duke Henri. He turned 98 years old.