Xavier Bettel

Xavier Bettel (Luxembourgish pronunciation: [ˈksɑvieː ˈbətəl]; born 3 March 1973) is a Luxembourg politician who has been Prime Minister of Luxembourg since 2013. He has previously served as Mayor of Luxembourg City, and was also a Member of the Chamber of Deputies.[1][2]


Xavier Bettel
Bettel in 2017
22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg
Assumed office
4 December 2013
MonarchHenri
DeputyFrançois Bausch
Dan Kersch
Preceded byJean-Claude Juncker
Minister for Communications and Media
Assumed office
4 December 2013
Preceded byFrançois Biltgen
Mayor of Luxembourg City
In office
24 November 2011  4 December 2013
Preceded byPaul Helminger
Succeeded byLydie Polfer
Personal details
Born (1973-03-03) 3 March 1973 (age 48)
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)
(m. 2015)
Alma materAristotle University of Thessaloniki
Nancy 2 University

Bettel is a member of the Democratic Party.[3] Following the 2018 Luxembourg general election he became the first openly gay Prime Minister in the world to be re-elected for a second term.[4][5]