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Malta

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House of Representatives

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
03.06.2017
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
01.05.2017
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.07.2022
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
65
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

The number of candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
6

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
341,856
Votes Number of people who actually voted
314,696
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
92.06%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's Labour Party (LP) won the snap elections that he had called a month earlier, thus defeating Simon Busuttil's Nationalist Party (PN). The snap elections followed a resignation call from the PN and the subsequent street protests. During the election campaign, the Prime Minister promised continuity and greater wealth for the country. In 2016, Malt recorded a budget surplus for the first time in three decades and unemployment remained low: 4.1%. The PN pledged to introduce a constitutional amendment to guarantee that the government would maintain a balanced budget every year.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
2
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
33.33%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
56.92%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Labour Party (LP)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Labour Party (LP) 37
Nationalist Party (PN) 30
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
58
Number of women elected
10
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
15.38%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The distribution of seats according to sex includes 65 directly elected members, two additional members elected in accordance with the Constitution and the Speaker, who himself was designated from outside parliament.
Other notes
The Speaker was designated from outside parliament.
Sources
House of Representatives (22.06.2017, 26.06.2017) Electoral Commission
Women Directly Elected
10

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
58
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
10
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
19
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
24.06.2017
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Angelo Farrugia (Male)
Date of election
24.06.2017