ElectionGudie

Oct. 20, 2013 Held

218,453
Voted
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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Election for Chambre des Députés (Chamber of Deputies)

Results

85%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:218,453
Valid Votes:203,557
Invalid Votes:14,896

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Christian Social People's Party 23 - 1,103,636

33.68%

Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 13 - - 664,586

20.28%

Democratic Party 13 - 597,879

18.25%

The Greens 6 - 331,920

10.13%

Alternative Democratic Reform Party 3 - 217,683

6.64%

The Left 2 - 161,759

4.94%

Pirate Party - - 96,270

2.94%

Communist Party of Luxembourg - - 53,669

1.64%

Party for Complete Democracy - - 49,290

1.50%

Seat Shares:

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 Jean-Claude JUNCKER
  • 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: 514,862 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 223,842 (June 2009)