ElectionGudie

June 7, 2009 Held

203,535
Voted
Luxembourg

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Election for Chambre des Députés (Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies)

Results

85%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:203,535
Valid Votes:190,213
Invalid Votes:13,322

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Christian Social People's Party 26 - 1,129,368

37.32%

Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 13 - 695,830

23.00%

Democratic Party 9 - 432,820

14.30%

The Greens Party 7 - 347,388

11.48%

Alternative Democratic Reform Party 4 - 232,744

7.69%

The Left 1 - 109,184

3.61%

The Communist Party - - 49,108

1.62%

Citizens' List - - 28,512

0.94%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Grand Duke HENRI
  • 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 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 she may distribute them among multiple parties' lists.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 497,783 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 223,842 (June 2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 250,962 (2009)

·         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: 15 (following the 2009 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: 74,667 (est.)