Malta

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.
26.03.2022
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.
31.03.2027
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.
79
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
355,075
Votes Number of people who actually voted
304,050
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
85.63%

Results

Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
2
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.
55.7%
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 Elected Gender mechanism
Labour Party (LP) 44 38 6
Nationalist Party (PN) 35 29 6
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
63
Number of women elected
4
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.
5.06%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
A total of 67 MPs were elected at the March 2022 election, of which four (6%) were women. After the casual elections* held on 7 and 12 April 2022, 10 out of the 67 members (14.9%) were women.
- In accordance with the Constitution of Malta and the General Elections (Amendment) Act, 2021 (Act No. XX of 2021, enacted by the President on 20 April 2021), the number of MPs must increase by up to 12 if less than 40 per cent of the MPs that are returned at a given general election and subsequent casual elections** belong to “the underrepresented sex”*** as defined in the Act.
- Consequently, 12 more women were added, bringing the total number of members in the new legislature to 79, of whom 22 were women (excluding the male Speaker who was re-elected on 7 May 2022).
* See the Note on the parties or coalitions winning seats.
** These measures will remain in force for 20 years from the date on which they come into force, unless they are revoked or re-enacted (with or without modification) by means of an Act of Parliament according to the provisions of the Maltese Constitution.
*** The group includes people who identified as gender neutral in their official documentation.
Other notes
Note on the parties or coalitions winning seats
- The statutory number of seats in the House of Representatives is 65. Two seats were created following the general election in accordance with a corrective mechanism so that the number of seats won by each party reflects the number of votes they obtained. The distribution of these 67 seats is shown in the “Elected” column above.
- The “Gender mechanism” column refers to the number of seats that were added (after casual elections*) in favour of a group defined in law as “the underrepresented sex” – in this case, women. (The mechanism is triggered if less than 40 per cent of the MPs that are returned at a general election and subsequent casual elections belong to one gender and/or identify as gender-neutral).
- The “Total” column refers to the final composition of parliament after applying the gender quota mechanism in accordance with Act No. XX of 2021.
* Candidates in general elections may contest no more than two districts. If they are elected in both, they must choose one district to represent after the elections. Seats vacated by candidates simultaneously elected in two districts are filled by "casual elections" prior to the first session of the House of Representatives.
Women Directly Elected
10
Women Other
12

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.
57
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.
22
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.
07.05.2022
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
07.05.2022