Luxembourg general election, 2004

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Luxembourg general election, 2004
Luxembourg
1999 ←
13 June 2004 → 2009

All 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
31 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jean-Claude Juncker (2006).jpg Jean Asselborn.jpg Lydie-Polfer w2.jpg
Leader Jean-Claude Juncker Jean Asselborn Lydie Polfer
Party CSV LSAP DP
Last election 19 seats, 30.1% 13 seats, 22.3% 15 seats, 22.4%
Seats won 24 14 10
Seat change Increase 5 Increase 1 Decrease 5
Popular vote 1,103,825 784,048 460,601
Percentage 36.1% 23.4% 16.1%
Swing Increase 6.0% Increase 1.0% Decrease 6.2%

Luxembourg legislative election 2004 communes map.png

Results:
  CSV
  LSAP
  DP

Prime Minister before election

Jean-Claude Juncker
CSV

Prime Minister-designate

Jean-Claude Juncker
CSV

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General elections were held in Luxembourg on 13 June 2004,[1] alongside European Parliament elections. The ruling Christian Social People's Party (CSV) of Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker won the election, increasing its number of seats to its highest since before 1989 and its share of the vote to levels not seen since the 1959 election.

As expected, the CSV won a plurality of seats, adding 5 new deputies, and continued as the majority partner in the coalition government. However, the junior partner changed from the liberal Democratic Party (DP), which lost 5 seats, to the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP), which gained one seat. the Greens also slightly increased their representation, whilst the Alternative Democratic Reform Party (ADR) lost ground.

The election coincided with the 2004 European Parliament election.

Candidates[edit]

List # Party Running in Existing seats
Centre Est Nord Sud
1 Alternative Democratic Reform Party (ADR) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 7
2 Democratic Party (DP) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 15
3 Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 13
4 The Greens Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 5
5 Christian Social People's Party (CSV) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 19
6 The Left Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 1
7 Communist Party (KPL) Yes check.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg 0
8 Free Party (FPL) Red x.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg Red x.svg 0

Results[edit]

Party Votes %[a] Seats +/–
Christian Social People's Party 1,103,825 36.1 24 +5
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 784,048 23.4 14 +1
Democratic Party 460,601 16.1 10 –5
The Greens 355,895 11.6 7 +2
Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice 278,792 10.0 5 –2
The Left 62,071 1.9 0 –1
Communist Party of Luxembourg 35,524 0.9 0 New
Free Party 1,925 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 11,182
Total 200,092 100 60 0
Registered voters/turnout 217,683 91.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


Popular Vote
CSV
  
36.11%
LSAP
  
23.37%
DP
  
16.05%
Déi Gréng
  
11.58%
ADR
  
9.95%
Déi Lénk
  
1.90%
KPL
  
0.92%
FPL
  
0.12%
Seats
CSV
  
40.00%
LSAP
  
23.33%
DP
  
16.67%
Déi Gréng
  
11.67%
ADR
  
8.33%

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.[2]

By locality[edit]

The CSV (orange) won pluralities in almost all communes in the country, limiting the success of the LSAP (red) and DP (light blue).

The CSV won pluralities in all four districts; in the previous election, the Democratic Party had won a plurality in Centre. However, the CSV won a better-than-average increase in their vote share in Luxembourg City (of 7.4%) and Centre generally (7.5%), wiping out the DP's advantage and winning 2 deputies in that circonscription alone. The CSV's vote remaining roughly constant across all circonscriptions (in all cases between 35.5% and 38.6%):

CSV LSAP DP Greens ADR The Left KPL FPL
Centre 35.5% 18.8% 21.3% 13.6% 7.9% 2.0% 0.9% 0.0%
Est 38.6% 16.5% 19.1% 12.1% 12.3% 1.3% 0.0% 0.0%
Nord 36.3% 15.8% 20.2% 10.9% 14.7% 1.3% 0.0% 0.7%
Sud 35.6% 32.2% 9.5% 10.2% 8.4% 2.3% 1.7% 0.0%

The CSV won pluralities across almost all of the country, winning more votes than any other party in 111 of the country's (then) 118 communes. The LSAP won pluralities in five communes in the industrial Red Lands: Differdange, Dudelange, Kayl, Rumelange, Schifflange. The DP won the northern communes of Schieren and Préizerdaul.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1244 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1254
  3. ^ "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.