1974 Luxembourg general election

General elections were held in Luxembourg on 26 May 1974.[1] The Christian Social People's Party remained the largest party, winning 18 of the 59 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[2] However, it went into opposition as the Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party and Democratic Party formed a coalition government under prime minister Gaston Thorn.

1974 Luxembourg general election
← 1968 26 May 1974 1979 →

59 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
30 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
LSAP Antoine Wehenkel 29.15 17 -1
CSV Nicolas Mosar 27.85 18 -3
DP Gaston Thorn 22.23 14 +3
KPL 10.47 5 -1
PSD Henry Cravatte 9.20 5 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Pierre Werner
Gaston Thorn


Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party875,88129.1517–1
Christian Social People's Party836,99027.8518–3
Democratic Party668,04322.2314+3
Communist Party of Luxembourg314,63510.475–1
Social Democratic Party276,4959.205New
Liberal Party18,5020.620New
Revolutionary Communist League14,6920.490New
Valid votes175,37694.53
Invalid/blank votes10,1515.47
Total votes185,527100.00
Registered voters/turnout205,81790.14
Source: Nohlen & Stöver, Global Elections Database


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1244 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1262