1974 Luxembourg general election


General elections were held in Luxembourg on 26 May 1974.[1] The Christian Social People's Party remained the largest party, winning 18 of the 59 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[2] However, it went into opposition as the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party and Democratic Party formed a coalition government under prime minister Gaston Thorn.

1974 Luxembourg general election

 1968 26 May 1974 1979 

59 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
30 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
LSAP Antoine Wehenkel 29.15 17 -1
CSV Nicolas Mosar 27.85 18 -3
DP Gaston Thorn 22.23 14 +3
KPL 10.47 5 -1
PSD Henry Cravatte 9.20 5 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Pierre Werner
CSV
Gaston Thorn
DP

Results


PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party875,88129.1517–1
Christian Social People's Party836,99027.8518–3
Democratic Party668,04322.2314+3
Communist Party of Luxembourg314,63510.475–1
Social Democratic Party276,4959.205New
Liberal Party18,5020.620New
Revolutionary Communist League14,6920.490New
Total3,005,238100.0059+3
Valid votes175,37694.53
Invalid/blank votes10,1515.47
Total votes185,527100.00
Registered voters/turnout205,81790.14
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Global Elections Database

References


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1244 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1262