About the Parliament

The Luxembourg's parliament (known as the Chambre des Députés) is the heart of the Government's democratic institutions. The Chamber of Deputies represents the country and exercises legislative power.

The operation of the Chamber is governed by a certain number of provisions contained in the Constitution and in the rules of procedure, drafted by the Chamber itself.

The Chamber is composed of 60 deputies elected for five years via direct universal suffrage. Every Luxembourg citizen who satisfies the conditions set out by law is entitled to participate in the election of the deputies.

The main function of the Chamber is to vote on government and parliament bills.

Members of the Chamber have the right to initiate legislation by tabling parliament bills (proposition de loi). The Chamber examines and discusses the government bills or parliament bills submitted to it. It approves or rejects them by taking a vote.

More information on www.chd.lu