Expat organisations in Luxembourg have relaunched their migration and integration platform in a bid to educate the public and promote foreigner voting rights. On June 7, this year, Luxembourg’s electorate will decide whether or not it approves of voting rights for foreign nationals resident in the country in legislative elections. Ahead of this consultative poll, the Migration and Integration platform or MINTÉ is campaigning in favour of a yes vote.
“The platform calls for voting rights for all residents. With its advocacy, the platform wants to find a broad consensus in society on this matter. It aims to unite the different components of civil society that are also in favour of this democratic enlargement,” MINTÉ says on its website.
“The situation is special in Luxembourg where more than 44 percent of the resident population is foreign but cannot participation in legislative elections,” MINTÉ says on its site. “This percentage will continue to grow and the gap between the electorate and the resident population will continue to get wider.”