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Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform
Minister of Civil Engineering
Claude Wiseler was born on 30 January 1960 in Luxembourg. He is married, with three children.
After his secondary education at the Athénée de Luxembourg (1972-1979), Claude Wiseler enrolled at the Université de Paris III (New Sorbonne), where he obtained a Master’s in French Language and Literature and a degree in General and Comparative Literature (1983). In 1989, he obtained a doctorate at the Université de Paris-Sorbonne.
Between 1983 and 1987, Claude Wiseler taught languages at the Athenée de Luxembourg and the Lycée technique du Centre. From 1987 to 1989, he was a teacher attached to the Ministry for National Education, before occupying the post of Government advisor to the Ministry for Family and Social Support and also the Ministry for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses and Tourism (1989-1999).
Having been general secretary of his party from 1995 to 2000, Claude Wiseler was elected, following the general elections of June 1999, Deputy for the Centre constituency on the list of the Christian Social Party (Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei / CSV). In the national parliament, he assumed the role of vice-chairman of the CSV parliamentary group, vice-chairman of the Committee for National Education, Vocational Training and Sport, and became a member of various other committees.
From 2000 to 2004, he was also deputy mayor of Luxembourg City, with responsibility for teaching and social affairs.
Following the general election on 13 June 2004, Claude Wiseler was appointed as Minister for the Civil Service and Administrative Reform and Minister of Civil Engineering on 31 July 2004.