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Luxembourg

Luxembourg Government Stats

Definitions

  • Administrative divisions: This entry generally gives the numbers, designatory terms, and first-order administrative divisions as approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (BGN). Changes that have been reported but not yet acted on by BGN are noted.
  • Capital city > Geographic coordinates: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Capital city > Name: This entry gives the name of the seat of government, its geographic coordinates, the time difference relative to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and the time observed in Washington, DC, and, if applicable, information on daylight saving time (DST). Where appropriate, a special note has been added to highlight those countries that have multiple time zones.
  • Constitution: The dates of adoption, revisions, and major amendments to a nation's constitution
  • Country name > Conventional long form: This entry is derived from Government > Country name, which includes all forms of the country's name approved by the US Board on Geographic Names (Italy is used as an example): conventional long form (Italian Republic), conventional short form (Italy), local long form (Repubblica Italiana), local short form (Italia), former (Kingdom of Italy), as well as the abbreviation. Also see the Terminology note.
  • Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address: This entry includes the chief of mission, embassy address, mailing address, telephone number, FAX number, branch office locations, consulate general locations, and consulate locations.
  • Executive branch > Cabinet: Cabinet includes the official name for any body of high-ranking advisers roughly comparable to a U.S. Cabinet. Also notes the method for selection of members.
  • Executive branch > Head of government: Head of government includes the name and title of the top administrative leader who is designated to manage the day-to-day activities of the government. For example, in the UK, the monarch is the chief of state, and the prime minister is the head of government. In the US, the president is both the chief of state and the head of government.
  • Government type: A description of the basic form of government (e.g., republic, constitutional monarchy, federal republic, parliamentary democracy, military dictatorship).
  • Judicial branch: The name(s) of the highest court(s) and a brief description of the selection process for members.
  • Legal system: A brief description of the legal system's historical roots, role in government, and acceptance of International Court of Justice (ICJ) jurisdiction.
  • Legislative branch: This entry contains information on the structure (unicameral, bicameral, tricameral), formal name, number of seats, and term of office. Elections includes the nature of election process or accession to power, date of the last election, and date of the next election. Election results includes the percent of vote and/or number of seats held by each party in the last election.
  • Political parties and leaders: Significant political organizations and their leaders.
  • Political pressure groups and leaders: Organizations with leaders involved in politics, but not standing for legislative election.
  • Suffrage: The age at enfranchisement and whether the right to vote is universal or restricted
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Administrative divisions 3 districts; Diekirch, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg 2013
Capital city > Geographic coordinates 49 2011
Capital city > Name Luxembourg 2011
Constitution 17 October 1868; occasional revisions 2012
Country name > Conventional long form Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 2013
Diplomatic representation from the US > Mailing address American Embassy Luxembourg, Unit 1410, APO AE 09126-1410 (official mail); American Embassy Luxembourg, PSC 9, Box 9500, APO AE 09123 (personal mail) 2013
Executive branch > Cabinet Council of Ministers recommended by the prime minister and appointed by the monarch 2013
Executive branch > Head of government Prime Minister Xavier BETTEL (since 25 October 2013); Deputy Prime Minister Etienne SCHNEIDER (since 25 July 2013) 2013
Government type constitutional monarchy 2013
Judicial branch Constitutional Court; judicial courts and tribunals (Superior Court of Justice includes Court of Appeal and Court of Cassation, 2 district tribunals, 3 lesser tribunals); administrative courts and tribunals (State Prosecutor's Office, Administrative Tribunal and Administrative Court); judges for all courts are appointed for life by the monarch 2012
Legal system civil law system 2013
Legislative branch unicameral Chamber of Deputies or Chambre des Deputes 2011
Political parties and leaders Alternative Democratic Reform Party or ADR [Jean SCHOOS]
Christian Social People's Party or CSV [Michel WOLTER]
The Left (dei Lenk/la Gauche) [Fabienne LENTZ and David WAGNER]
Democratic Party or DP [Xavier BETTEL]
Green Party [Sam TANSON and Christian GOEBEL]
Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party or LSAP [Alex BODRY]
other minor parties
2013
Political pressure groups and leaders ABBL (bankers' association)
ALEBA (financial sector trade union)
Centrale Paysanne (federation of agricultural producers)
CEP (professional sector chamber)
CGFP (trade union representing civil service)
Chamber of Commerce (Chambre de Commerce)
Chamber of Artisans (Chambre des Metiers)
FEDIL (federation of industrialists)
Greenpeace (environment protection)
LCGP (center-right trade union)
Mouvement Ecologique (environment protection)
OGBL (center-left trade union)
2013
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal and compulsory 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

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