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Political Institutions

As in every parliamentary democracy, Luxembourg, too, has a flexible separation of powers with numerous links between the legislature and executive. Only the judiciary is completely independent.

Information on Luxembourg’s political institutions can be found in the following brochure:
http://www.gouvernement.lu/publications/institutions_politiques/apropos_institutions/AP_inst_pol_GB_2006.pdf

Chambre des Députés / Copyright : © SIP, tous droits réservés

Directory of governmental websites:
www.etat.lu

Information about legislation:
www.legilux.public.lu

 The Chamber of Deputies (Parliament) is composed of 60 members who are elected to a five-year term by equal and general ballot according to a system of proportional representation. Their main duty, among others, is to vote on draft legislation (bills).

Chamber of Deputies:
www.chd.lu

The Government is responsible for conducting state affairs and is also entrusted with initiating draft legislation. In keeping with tradition, the government is appointed by the Grand Duke in accordance with the majority situation resulting from elections.

Government website, including the government press and information office:
  www.gouvernement.lu

Vue extérieure du Conseil d'État / Copyright : © 2009 SIP / Luc Deflorenne, tous droits réservés

The Council of State is composed of 21 members who are formally named and dismissed by the Grand Duke. In Luxembourg’s unicameral system, the Council of State exercises the balancing influence of a second legislative assembly.

Council of State:
www.conseil-etat.public.lu
 

The Court of Auditors inspects the accounts of government institutions, administrative offices and departments.

Court of Auditors:
http://www.cour-des-comptes.lu/cour/fr/en/index.html
 

The Constitutional Court is composed of nine members and rules on the constitutionality of laws passed by the Chamber of Deputies.

Information on the Constitutional Court and other judiciary bodies:
www.justice.public.lu