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Juncker loses out as Liberal asked to form Luxembourg govt

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Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister for 19 years, lost out Friday when Luxembourg's Grand Duke called on Liberal leader Xavier Bettel to form a new coalition government with the Socialist and Green parties.

"Having taken note of the willingness (of the three parties) to form a new government," Grand Duke Henri "has tasked Bettel with forming the new government," a palace statement said.

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