The 233,000 ballots from the last legislative elections were delivered to parliament on Thursday.
Some of the 233,000 ballot papers from the 14 October legislative elections are pictured being delivered to the chamber of deputies on 25 October
Photo: Chamber of Deputies
Gathered from the 679 polling stations open on 14 October, the ballots will be checked by members of the credentials committee, who will be selected by drawing lots during the first public sitting of the new parliament. Deputies will be sworn in officially on Tuesday 30 October.
Their mission is to ensure the elections were correctly conducted and that elected candidates are eligible by law to take up their seats. According to parliament, the ballots will be stored in a depot until after the next parliamentary elections.
As a reminder, the 2018 legislative elections saw the Green and Pirate parties make the most significant gains, while the LSAP and CSV suffered the biggest losses. The new parliament will be composed as follows: CSV 21 seats, DP 12, LSAP 10, déi Gréng 9, ADR 4, déi Lénk 2 and Pirate Partei 2.
A government has yet to be formed although the DP, LSAP and Green party have formally started negotiations to renew the coalition that has held power since December 2013. Between them, the parties hold 31 seats in the 60-seat parliament. DP head Xavier Bettel was appointed formateur of the new government, making him the presumed prime minister.