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June 13, 1999 Held

Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Election for Chambre des Députés (Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies)

Results

Voter Participation

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:191,267
Valid Votes:178,880
Invalid Votes:12,387

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Christian Social People's Party (Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei,) 19 - 53,664.0

30.10%

Democratic Party (Demokratesch Partei) 15 - 39,353.6

22.35%

Socialist Workers' Party of Luxembourg 13 - 39,353.6

22.29%

Committee for Democracy and Pensions 7 - 19,676.8

11.30%

The Green Alternative 5 - 16,099.199999999999

9.08%

New Left 1 - 5,366.4

3.30%
Election Results Modified: Oct 09, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Deputes)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Grand Duke JEAN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Jean-Claude JUNCKER
  • Assembly: Luxembourg has a unicameral Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Deputes) with 60 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Grand Duke is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Deputes) 60 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Christian Social People's Party (PCS/CSV)
    • Leader: Erna HENNICOT-SCHOEPGES
    • Seats won in this election: 19
    • Seats won in last election: 21
  • Party: Democratic Party (PD/DP)
    • Leader: Lydie Wurth POLFER
    • Seats won in this election: 15
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Socialist Workers' Party of Luxembourg (POSL/LSAP)
    • Leader: Ben FAYOT
    • Seats won in this election: 13
    • Seats won in last election: 17
  • Party: Committee for Democracy and Pensions (ADR)
    • Leader: Roby MEHLEN
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: The Green Alternative (PVA/DGA)
    • Leader: Francois BAUSCH
    • Seats won in this election: 5
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Party: New Left (NL)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on June 12, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 430,475 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 221,103 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 218,561 (1999)

·         Is Luxembourg a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Luxembourg ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 February 1989)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 19 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Luxembourg a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Luxembourg ratified CRPD: Yes (26 September 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 64,571 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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