Biography

Lex Delles was born on 28 November 1984. He is originally from Mondorf-les-Bains.

Education and qualifications

Following his secondary school studies, Lex Delles began studying law at the University of Luxembourg before graduating in educational sciences from HERS (Haute Ecole Robert Schuman) in Virton (Belgium).

Governmental posts

Following the legislative elections of 14 October 2018, Lex Delles joined the government as Minister for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and as Minister for Tourism on 5 December 2018 in the coalition government formed by the Democratic Party (DP), the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) and the Green Party (déi gréng).  

Other political posts

True to his motto "It is easy to criticise but better to act", Lex Delles joined the youth wing of the Democratic Party of Luxembourg (Jonk Demokraten - JDL). He revived the JDL section in Mondorf-les-Bains and the democratic youth of the constituency of the East which he was president until 2013. Since November 2015, Lex Delles has been vice-president of the DP.

In 2011, Lex Delles ran for the first time in the municipal elections and was elected right away first alderman of Mondorf-les-Bains. In January 2014, he was sworn in as mayor of his hometown.

Following the legislative elections of 2013, Lex Delles was elected to Parliament and in 2014, at the age of 29, he became Luxembourg’s youngest député-maire (both, Member of Parliament and mayor). During the 2017 municipal elections, he retained his mandate as mayor until he joined the government.

At the Chamber of Deputies, Lex Delles chaired the Committee for Education, Children and Youth from 2013 to 2018. He was also a member of the Committee for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform, of the Committee for Agriculture, Viticulture, Rural Development and Consumer Protection, as well as of the Committee for Culture.

Lex Delles was also an alternate member of the Luxembourg delegation to the Benelux Interparliamentary Consultative Council from 2015 to 2018.

Professional activities

After his studies, Lex Delles started a career as a teacher in the primary school in Lenningen.

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