March 9, 2013 Held


Republic of Malta

Election for Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati (House of Representatives)


Cast Votes:309,600
Valid Votes:303,528
Invalid Votes:6,081


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 39 - 167,533


Nationalist Party 30 - 132,426


Democratic Alternative - - 5,506


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 69 seats in the House of Representatives (Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President George ABELA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lawrence GONZI
  • 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.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Representatives (Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati) 69 members are elected through a single transferable vote (STV) proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Additional seats are given to the party with the largest popular vote to ensure a legislative majority. After the last election, the Maltese House of Representatives had 69 seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 423,374 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 333,072 (February 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 212,705 (2013)

·         Is Malta a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Malta ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (8 March 1991)

·         Gender Quota: No, but some political parties have adopted gender quotas

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2013 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 37 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Malta a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Malta ratified CRPD: Yes (10 October 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 63,506 (est.)