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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.
08.10.2023
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
24.10.2023
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.
31.10.2028
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".
649
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
371
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
278
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
42.84%
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.
12

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
286,739
Votes Number of people who actually voted
231,344
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
80.68%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The governing coalition led by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel (see note), in power since 2013, lost its majority in the 60-member Chamber of Deputies. The Christian Social People's Party (CSV), led by Mr. Luc Frieden, remained the largest party in parliament, winning 21 seats. Prime Minister Bettel’s Democratic Party (PD/DP) followed with 14 seats. The number of women increased from 12 in 2018 (20%) to 18 in 2023 (30%). Mr. Bettel resigned as Prime Minister following the election.



On 9 October, Grand Duke Henri invited Mr. Frieden (CSV) to form a government. 



The key electoral issues included the environment and combating climate change, a reduction in working hours, housing, and economic and fiscal policies.



Note:

The outgoing government comprised the PD/DP led by Mr. Bettel, the Socialist Workers' Party (POSL/LSAP) led by Health Minister Paulette Lenert, and the Greens (déi gréng), led by Housing and Culture Minister Sam Tanson. Although the PD/DP and POSL/LSAP increased their share of seats in 2023, déi gréng’s share halved, thereby depriving the governing coalition of a majority.
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.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
2
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Christian Social People's Party (CSV), Democratic Party (PD/DP)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Christian Social People's Party (CSV) 21
Democratic Party (PD/DP) 14
Socialist Workers' Party (POSL/LSAP) 11
Alternative Democratic Reform Party (ADR) 5
Greens (DEI GRÉNG) 4
Pirate Party (PIRATEN) 3
The Left (DÉI LÉNK) 2
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
42
Number of women elected
18
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.
30%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Eighteen women were elected in the October 2023 elections. The number of women increased to 20 after the formation of the government in November.
Other notes
Note on date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature:
The date (24 October 2023) refers to the end of the mandate of the deputies elected in 2018. Parliament was not dissolved before the 2023 elections.
Women Directly Elected
18

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.
42
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
18
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.
20
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.
24.10.2023
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.
Claude Wiseler (Male)
Political party
Christian Social People's Party (CSV)
Date of election
21.11.2023