1979 Luxembourg general election

General elections were held in Luxembourg on 10 June 1979.[1] The Christian Social People's Party remained the largest party, winning 24 of the 59 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[2] After spending the previous four years in opposition, it returned to government in coalition with the Democratic Party, resulting in the Werner-Thorn Ministry.[3]

1979 Luxembourg general election

 1974 10 June 1979 1984 

59 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
30 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
CSV Jacques Santer 34.51 24 +6
DP Gaston Thorn 21.32 15 +1
LSAP Lydie Schmit 24.26 14 -3
PSD Henry Cravatte 5.98 2 -3
KPL 5.83 2 -3
Enrôlés de Force 4.45 1 New
PSI Jean Gremling 2.20 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Gaston Thorn
Pierre Werner


Christian Social People's Party1,049,39034.5124+6
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party737,86324.2614–3
Democratic Party648,40421.3215+1
Social Democratic Party181,8055.982–3
Communist Party of Luxembourg177,2865.832–3
Enrôlés de Force135,3604.451New
Independent Socialist Party66,9092.201New
Alternative List - Wiert Iech30,2691.000New
Liberal Party6,1330.2000
Revolutionary Community League6,9850.2300
Club of Independents8490.030New
Valid votes175,80893.06
Invalid/blank votes13,1016.94
Total votes188,909100.00
Registered voters/turnout212,61488.85
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Global Elections Database


  1. Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1244 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. Nohlen & Stöver, p1262
  3. Nohlen & Stöver, p1236