1999 Luxembourg general election


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]

1999 Luxembourg general election

 1994 13 June 1999 2004 

All 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
31 seats were needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats ±
CSV Jean-Claude Juncker 29.73 19 -2
LSAP Jean Asselborn 23.74 13 -4
DP Lydie Polfer 21.59 15 +3
Greens François Bausch 10.37 5 0
ADR Robert Mehlen 9.10 7 +2
The Left Collective leadership 3.76 1 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Results by commune
Prime Minister before Prime Minister-designate
Jean-Claude Juncker
CSV
Jean-Claude Juncker
CSV

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


PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Christian Social People's Party870,98529.7319–2
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party695,71823.7413–4
Democratic Party632,70721.5915+3
Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice303,73410.377+2
The Greens266,6449.1050
The Left110,2743.761New
Green and Liberal Alliance32,0141.090New
The Taxpayer12,5430.430New
Party of the Third Age5,3820.180New
Total2,930,001100.00600
Valid votes178,88093.52
Invalid/blank votes12,3876.48
Total votes191,267100.00
Registered voters/turnout221,10386.51
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, STATEC

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.[4]

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.[4]

References


  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
  4. "Répartition des suffrages en % du total des voix exprimés par parti et par commune 1994-2004" (in French). Statec. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-01.