ElectionGudie

Oct. 14, 2018 Held

233,014
Voted
Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Election for Chambre des Députés (Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies)

Results

83%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:233,014
Valid Votes:216,177
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Christian Social People's Party 21 - 999,381

28.31%

Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 10 - 621,332

17.60%

Democratic Party 12 - 597,080

16.91%

The Greens 9 - 533,893

15.12%

Alternative Democratic Reform Party 4 - 292,388

8.28%

Pirate Party 2 - 227,549

6.45%

The Left 2 - 193,594

5.48%

Communist Party of Luxembourg - - 44,916

1.27%

Party for Complete Democracy - - 10,320

0.29%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Grand Duke HENRI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Xavier BETTEL
  • Assembly: Luxembourg has a unicameral Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) with 60 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Grand Duke is hereditary head of state.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the monarch.
  • In the Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Députés) 60 members are elected by open list proportional representation in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are four multi-member districts with seats apportioned in proportion to their populations. Voters may vote for party lists, or they may cast preference votes within party lists. This open list system allows for panachage. That is, each voter has a fixed number of preference votes to cast, and the voter may distribute them among multiple parties' lists.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 590,321 (2018 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 239,668 (2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 293,595 (2018 est.)
  • Is Luxembourg a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Luxembourg ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 February 1989)
  • Gender Quota: No (Some political parties have voluntary quotas)
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 17
  • Human Development Index Position: 21 (2018)
  • 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: 85,538 (2018 est.)