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Malta

Republic of Malta

411,277 6

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

333,072 90.54%

Registered Voters (as of Feb. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
House of Representatives Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President George ABELA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Joseph MUSCAT
  • Assembly: Malta has a unicameral House of Representatives (Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati) with 69 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Representatives (Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati) 65 members are elected through a single transferable vote (STV) proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Additional seats may be given to ensure proportionality. After the 2013 elections, the Parliament increased to 69 seats.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
House of Representatives 1998-09-05 268,150 281,078 95.4%
Referendum 2003-03-08 270,650 297,881 90.86%
House of Representatives 2003-04-12 285,122 294,106 96.95%
House of Representatives 2008-03-08 294,214 315,357 93.3%
Referendum 2011-05-28 232,691 315,357 73.79%
House of Representatives 2013-03-09 309,600 333,072 92.95%

Voter Turnout