Luxembourg general election, 1994

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Luxembourg legislative election, 1994
Luxembourg
1989 ←
12 June 1994 → 1999

All 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
31 seats were needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Jacques Santer.jpg Dr. Jacques F. Poos.jpg Charles Goerens MEP, Member of the European Parliament Committee on Development.jpg
Leader Jacques Santer Jacques Poos Charles Goerens
Party CSV LSAP DP
Last election 22 seats, 32.4% 18 seats, 26.2% 11 seats, 17.2%
Seats won 21 17 12
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease 1 Increase 1
Popular vote 887,651 797,450 548,246
Percentage 30.3% 25.4% 19.3%
Swing Decrease 2.1% Decrease 0.8% Increase 2.1%

Luxembourg legislative election 1994 communes map.png

Results:
  CSV
  DP
  LSAP

Prime Minister before election

Jacques Santer
CSV

Prime Minister-designate

Jacques Santer
CSV

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General elections were held in Luxembourg on 12 June 1994,[1] alongside European Parliament elections. The Christian Social People's Party remained the largest party, winning 21 of the 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[2] It continued the coalition government with the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party.[3]

Candidates[edit]

List # Party Running in Existing seats
Centre Est Nord Sud
1 Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party (LSAP) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 18
2 National Movement Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 0
3 The Greens Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 4
4 Christian Social People's Party (CSV) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 21[4]
5 Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice (ADR) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 4[4][5]
6 Communist Party (KPL) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 0
7 Democratic Party (DP) Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg Yes check.svg 12[5]
8 Luxembourg Sovereignty Group (GLS) Yes check.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg 0
9 New Left Red x.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg 0
10 Neutral and Independent Human Rights Party (NOMP) Yes check.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg 0
11 Luxembourg Association for an Improved Future (ALFA) Red x.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Yes check.svg 0
12 Party for Regional and Real Politics (PRP) Yes check.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg Red x.svg 0

Results[edit]

Party Votes %[a] Seats +/–
Christian Social People's Party 887,651 30.3 21 –1
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 797,450 25.4 17 –1
Democratic Party 548,246 19.3 12 +1
Green List Ecological Initiative–Green Alternative Party 303,991 9.9 5 +1
Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice 244,045 9.0 5 +1
National Movement 82,851 2.6 0 0
Communist Party of Luxembourg 57,646 1.7 0 –1
New Left 25,940 0.7 0 New
Neutral and Independent Human Rights Party 18,843 0.5 0 New
Luxembourg Sovereignty Group 16,160 0.5 0 New
Other parties 4,910 0.1 0
Invalid/blank votes 12,448
Total 191,724 100 60 0
Registered voters/turnout 217,131 88.3
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

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.[6]

Results by locality[edit]

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 western suburbs.

The CSV won pluralities in three of the four circonscriptions, coming behind the LSAP in that party's Sud stronghold. The CSV's vote was remarkably consistent across the whole of the country, whereas the other two main parties' votes varied wildly (particularly in Sud). The Greens and ADR won disproportionate number of votes in the east-central region and north respectively.[7]

CSV LSAP DP Greens ADR KPL Other
Centre 29.2% 18.9% 27.1% 10.7% 7.8% 1.1% 5.2%
Est 32.6% 23.1% 21.3% 9.1% 11.4% 0.6% 2.1%
Nord 33.2% 19.1% 22.8% 8.4% 13.9% 0.8% 1.8%
Sud 29.3% 33.5% 11.6% 10.2% 7.1% 2.8% 5.6%

The CSV won pluralities across most of the country, winning more votes than any other party in 86 of the country's (then) 118 communes. The LSAP won pluralities in 21 communes, primarily in the Red Lands in the south. The DP won 12 communes, particularly in its heartland of Luxembourg City and the surrounding communes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1244 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1262
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1236
  4. ^ a b Fernand Rau was elected as a member of the Christian Social People's Party in 1989, but defected to the Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice.
  5. ^ a b Josy Simon was elected as a member of the Action Committee for Democracy and Pensions Justice in 1989, but defected to the Democratic Party.
  6. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1254
  7. ^ a b "Répartition des suffrages en % du total des voix exprimés par parti et par commune 1994-2004" (in French). Statec. 15 October 2004. Retrieved 2008-03-17.