- Legislative circonscriptions (Luxembourg)
A legislative circonscription is a multi-member electoral
constituencythat elects representatives ('deputies') to Luxembourg's unicameralnational legislature, the Chamber of Deputies.
Electoral law in Luxembourg is dictated by Article 51, 52, and 53 of the constitution. [fr icon [http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/textescoordonnes/recueils/constitution_droits_de_lhomme/CONST1.pdf Constitution et droits de l'homme] .
25 November 2004. Service central de legislation. "URL accessed 9 May 2006".] The number of deputies is set at sixty, [Constitution, Article 51(3).] and boundaries of the circonscriptions are based on administrative, cantonal boundaries. [Constitution, Article 51(6).] As a result, the circonscriptions have greatly differing populations, so each elects a different number of deputies, dependent upon the share of the national population. [Council of State, 15 July 1993.] Suffrageis universal and compulsory amongst adult resident citizens not otherwise disqualified. [Constitution, Articles 52(1), 52(2).] Luxembourg's electoral system is a form of the Hagenbach-Bischoff System(a variant of the d'Hondt method), which allocates seats to party lists by proportion of the votes won in each circonscription. Under Luxembourg's system, each citizen may vote for as many candidates as there are deputies elected from that constituency. As a result, the national popular votehas no significance, as it reflects only the number of votes cast, and not the number of voters or the number of deputies elected.
There are four legislative circonscriptions in Luxembourg:
#"Centre" includes the cantons of Luxembourg and Mersch, both of which are in the district of Luxembourg.
As of 2005, Centre has an estimated population of 151,166 and elects 21 deputies.
#"Est" ( _en. East) is coterminous with the district of Grevenmacher, and includes the cantons of Echternach, Grevenmacher and Remich.
As of 2005, Est has an estimated population of 53,842 and elects 7 deputies.
#"Nord" ( _en. North) is coterminous with the district of Diekirch, and includes the cantons of Clervaux, Diekirch, Redange, Vianden, and Wiltz.
As of 2005, Nord has an estimated population of 70,826 and elects 9 deputies.
#"Sud" ( _en. South) includes the cantons of Capellen and Esch-sur-Alzette, both of which are in the district of Luxembourg.
As of 2005, Sud has an estimated population of 184,256 and elects 23 deputies.
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