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Chamber of Deputies

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
14.10.2018
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
30.10.2018
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.10.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
60
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
547
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
298
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
249
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
45.52%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
10

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
259,887
Votes Number of people who actually voted
233,014
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
89.66%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Three parties in the outgoing government led by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (see note) retained a narrow majority in the 60-member Chamber of Deputies, taking 31 seats in all. The Christian Social People’s Party (CSV), led by Mr. Claude Wiseler, remained the largest party in parliament, taking 21 seats (down from 23). The Pirate Party (PIRATEN) entered the Chamber of Deputies for the first time along with two other parties from the outgoing legislature. The major electoral issues in the 2018 elections included transport, housing, the economy and educaon. Mr. Bettel promised to prioritize the environment. On 16 October, Grand Duke Henri invited Mr. Bettel (PD/DP) to form a government. On 3 December, Mr. Bettel formed a coalition government comprising the same three parties. This was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 6 December. The coalition plan envisages free public transport as of 2020. Note: The outgoing government comprised Mr. Bettel’s Democrat Party (PD/DP), the Socialist Workers' Party (POSL/LSAP), led Economy Minister Étienne Schneider, and the Greens (DEI GRÉNG), led by Justice Minister Félix Braz.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
7
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
70%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
35%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
3
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Democrat Party (PD/DP), Socialist Workers' Party (POSL/LSAP), Greens (DEI GRÉNG)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Christian Social People's Party (CSV) 21
Democrat Party (PD/DP) 12
Socialist Workers' Party (POSL/LSAP) 10
Greens (DEI GRÉNG) 9
Alternative Democratic Reform Party (ADR) 4
The Left (DÉI LÉNK) 2
Pirate Party (PIRATEN) 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
48
Number of women elected
12
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
20%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Twelve women were elected in the October 2018 elections. The number of women increased to 15 after the formation of the government in December.
Sources
Chamber of Deputies (24.10.2018, 04.12.2018, 05.12.2018, 06.12.2018, 07.12.2018, 18.04.2019) https://elections.public.lu https://gouvernement.lu/ Le Quotidien (http://www.lequotidien.lu)
Women Directly Elected
12

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
48
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
13
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
30.10.2018
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Fernand Etgen (Male)
Political party
Democrat Party (PD/DP)
Date of election
06.12.2018