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March 9, 2013 Held

309,600
Voted
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Republic of Malta

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

Results

91%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:309,600
Valid Votes:303,528
Invalid Votes:6,081

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 39 - 167,533

55.20%

Nationalist Party 30 - 132,426

43.63%

Democratic Alternative - - 5,506

1.81%

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: 409,836 (July 2012 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 333,072 (February 2013 )