Luxembourg general election, 1979

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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]

Results[edit]

Party Votes %[a] Seats +/–
Christian Social People's Party 1,049,390 36.4 24 +6
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party 787,863 22.5 14 –3
Democratic Party 648,404 21.9 15 +1
Social Democratic Party 181,805 6.4 2 –3
Communist Party of Luxembourg 177,286 4.9 2 –3
Enrôlés de Force 135,360 4.6 1 New
Independent Socialist Party 66,909 2.0 1 New
Alternative List - Wiert Iech 30,269 0.9 0 New
Liberal Party 6,133 0.2 0 0
Others 7,834 0.2 0
Invalid/blank votes 13,101
Total 188,909 100 59 0
Registered voters/turnout 212,614 88.9
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.[4]

Popular Vote
CSV
  
36.4%
LSAP
  
22.5%
DP
  
21.9%
SDP
  
6.4%
KPL
  
4.9%
EdF
  
4.6%
Ind. Socialist
  
2.0%

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. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1254