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Luxembourg general election, 1999

Luxembourg legislative election, 1999

13 June 1999

All 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
31 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Jean-Claude Juncker Lydie Polfer Jean Asselborn
Party CSV DP LSAP
Last election 21 seats, 30.3% 12 seats, 19.3% 14 seats, 23.4%
Seats won 19 15 13
Seat change 2 3 4
Popular vote 870,985 632,707 695,718
Percentage 30.1% 22.4% 22.3%
Swing 0.2% 3.1% 3.1%

Results:
  CSV
  DP
  LSAP

Prime Minister before election

Jean-Claude Juncker
CSV

Prime Minister-designate

Jean-Claude Juncker
CSV

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Luxembourg
Constitution
Foreign relations

General elections were held in Luxembourg on 13 June 1999,[1] alongside European Parliament elections. The Christian Social People's Party remained the largest party, winning 19 of the 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[2] It formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party.[3]

Contents

  • Candidates 1
  • Results 2
    • Results by locality 2.1
  • References 3

Candidates

List # Party Running in Existing seats
Centre Est Nord Sud
1 The Left 0
2 Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) 17
3 Democratic Party (DP) 12
4 Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice 5
5 Green and Liberal Alliance (GaL) 0
6 Christian Social People's Party (CSV) 21
7 The Greens 5
8 The Taxpayer 0
9 Party of the Third Age 0

Results

Party Votes %[a] Seats +/–
Christian Social People's Party 870,985 30.1 19 –2
Democratic Party 632,707 22.4 15 +3
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 695,718 22.3 13 –4
Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice 303,734 11.3 7 +2
The Greens 266,644 9.1 5 0
The Left 110,274 3.3 1 New
Green and Liberal Alliance 32,014 1.1 0 New
The Taxpayer 17,925 0.5 0 New
Party of the Third Age 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 12,387
Total 191,267 100 60 0
Registered voters/turnout 221,103 86.5
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

a The percentage of votes is not related to the number of votes in the table, as voters could cast more votes in some constituencies than others, and is instead calculated based on the proportion of votes received in each constituency.[4]

Popular Vote
CSV
  
30.10%
DP
  
22.35%
LSAP
  
22.29%
ADR
  
11.31%
Déi Gréng
  
9.08%
Déi Lénk
  
3.30%
GaL
  
1.07%
Others
  
0.50%
Seats
CSV
  
31.67%
DP
  
25.00%
LSAP
  
21.67%
ADR
  
11.67%
Déi Gréng
  
8.33%
Déi Lénk
  
1.67%

Results by locality

The CSV (orange) won most of the countryside, whilst the LSAP (red) won the major towns in the Red Lands and the DP (light blue) won Luxembourg City and its eastern suburbs.

The CSV won pluralities in three of the four circonscriptions, falling behind the Democratic Party in Centre (around Luxembourg City) but beating the LSAP in its core Sud constituency. Much of the realignment nationally can be explained by a weakening of the LSAP's position in Sud, which has the most seats and where the LSAP's share of the vote fell from 33.5% to 29.8%, to the advantage of both the CSV and the DP.[5]

CSV DP LSAP ADR Greens The Left GaL Taxpayer Pv3A
Centre 28.0% 30.1% 17.2% 9.5% 9.7% 2.8% 1.4% 1.3% -
Est 32.4% 24.6% 18.0% 13.6% 8.6% 1.6% 1.1% - -
Nord 31.3% 24.3% 16.5% 16.7% 9.2% 1.4% 0.8% - -
Sud 30.3% 15.4% 29.8% 9.5% 8.7% 5.0% 0.9% - 0.4%

The CSV won pluralities across almost all of the country, winning more votes than any other party in 86 of the country's (then) 118 communes. The LSAP won pluralities in 14 communes, mostly in the Red Lands in the south. The DP won 18 communes, particularly in its heartland of Luxembourg City and the surrounding communes.[5]

References

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1244 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1262
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1236
  4. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1254
  5. ^ a b "Répartition des suffrages en % du total des voix exprimés par parti et par commune 1994-2004" (in Français).  
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