The president of the biggest Luxembourg parliament faction CSV (Chreschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei) Michel Wolter, informed the press about his intention to introduce a petition to the parliament, which suggests the replacement of the current Luxembourg ensign. The current ensign shows three horizontally stripes, just like the German ensign. But instead of black-red-gold, the Luxembourg colours are red-white-blue. This flag was established in 1972 and modified in 1993. At that time the usuall dark blue was replaced by the light blue Pantone 299C. The "Tricolore" was often accused of mistaking with the Netherlands ensign. Therefore many Luxembourger still prefer the "roude LÃ©iw" (red lion). This flag shows a red lion on a blue-white field. The "roude LÃ©iw" reffers to the 13th Century an was originally the family crest of the nobility of Luxembourg.
The suggestion made by Michel Wolter, to replace the "Tricolore" with the "roude LÃ©iw", faces big support from the population, quite contrary to the parliament. According to a recent survey enforced by the radio station "RTL Radio Luxembourg", over 90% of the respondents agree with Michel Wolters suggestion. The chairpersons of all other parliament factions showed few appreciation for Michel Wolters advance. The only exception is Gast Gyberien chairperson of the ADR (Alternativ Demokratesch Reformpartei).