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Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)

Luxembourg (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) has a Unicameral parliament with the use of voluntary party quotas. 15 of 60 (25%) seats in the Chambre des Députés / Chamber of Deputies are held by women.

At a glance

Structure of Parliament: Unicameral

Are there legislated quotas...

  • For the Single/Lower House? No
  • For the Sub-National Level? No

Are there voluntary quotas...

  • Adopted by political parties? Yes

Is there additional information?...

  • No

Last updated: Apr 16, 2019

Single/Lower House

Chambre des Députés / Chamber of Deputies

Total seats 60
Total Women 15
% Women 25%
Election Year 2013
Electoral System List PR
Quota Type No legislated
Election details IDEA Voter Turnout - IPU Parline

Voluntary Political Party Quotas*

Party Official name Details, Quota provisions
Christian Social People's Party Chrëschtlech Sozial Vollekspartei [CSV] The party is targeting a 33 percent quota for women on their party lists.
The Left Déi Lénk The party applies a 50 percent quota in the party body and on the electoral lists.
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party Lëtzebuerger Sozialistesch Arbechterpartei [LSAP] LSAP has adopted a quota for internal positions (about 33 percent). The target is parity.
The Green Party Déi Gréng/Les Verts The party seeks to apply parity in party bodies, positions and on lists.

* Only political parties represented in parliament are included. When a country has legislated quotas in place, only political parties that have voluntary quotas that exceed the percentage/number of the national quota legislation are presented in this table.

Additional Information

In 2016, a majority of the government of Luxembourg voted to constitute a gender quota in the electoral act. 'A new law adopted on 15 December 2016 ensures that political parties meet a minimum 40-per-cent quota for women in their lists for national elections and a 50-per-cent quota for European elections.' However, the law is predicted to be implemented in 2019 and hence was not implemented in the parliamnetary elections of 2018. 

Sources

 

Additional reading

  • Le Gouvernement Du Grand-Duché De Luxembourg, "Making Gender Equality a Reality: Gender Equality Plan 2015-2018" Accessed 25 October 2018
  • Le Gouvernement Du Grand-Duché De Luxembourg, "Making Gender Equality a Reality: Gender Equality Plan 2015-2018" http://www.chd.lu/

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