Luxembourg

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Chambre des députés (Chamber of Deputies)
Chamber name
Chambre des députés (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1936
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Twelve Plus Group

Speaker

Official title
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Claude Wiseler (Male)
Date of birth: 30 Jan 1960
Term
21 Nov 2023
Additional information

Elected on 21 Nov. 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Laurent Scheeck (Male)
Term
04 Feb 2020
Notes

Appointed on 4 Feb. 2020.

Members

Statutory number of members
60
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
60
Current number of members
60
Men
40
Women
20
Percentage of women
33.3%
Population (in thousands)
639
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
10,650

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
50.6
(2023-10)
Youngest member
Liz Braz (Female)
Youngest member (years)
27
Oldest member
Mars Di Bartolomeo (Male)
Oldest member (years)
71
Number of members, by age (2023-10)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 1 7 4 7 8 12 1 0 0 40
Female 0 1 6 3 3 5 1 1 0 0 20
Totals per age interval 0 2 13 7 10 13 13 2 0 0 60
Total <= 45: 22 Total >= 46: 38
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
3.3% 1.7% 1.7%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
25.0% 13% 11.7%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
36.7% 20% 16.7%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes: Political parties that submit their list of candidates in at least four constituencies at parliamentary elections, and obtain at least 2% of votes, will be entitled to an allocation of State funding. Parties that include at least 24 candidates from each sex in their list of candidates will receive 100% of the allocation. Parties submitting a list that does not meet those criteria will have their allocation reduced by between 25% and 95%, depending on the number of candidates from a single sex that appear on the list (from less than 15 up to 23).

Sources: Article 2 of the Loi du 21 décembre 2007 portant réglementation du financement des partis politiques, modifiée par Loi du 15 décembre 2016 (Mém. A - 264 du 21 décembre 2016, p. 4670; parl. doc. 6892). The Law was adopted by the Chamber of Deputies on 24 November 2016.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
No information available
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No