ElectionGudie

Sept. 5, 1998 Held

268,150
Voted
Malta

Republic of Malta

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

Results

94%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:268,150
Valid Votes:264,492
Invalid Votes:3,658

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nationalist Party 35 137,037

51.81%

Malta Labor Party 30 124,220

46.97%

Social Justice Alliance - - 3,208

1.21%

Other - - 27

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ugo MIFSUD BONNICI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dr. Alfred SANT
  • Assembly: Malta has a unicameral House of Representatives with 65 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Representatives 65 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Additional seats are given to the party with the largest popular vote to ensure a legislative majority.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Nationalist Party (PN)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 35
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Malta Labor Party (MLP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Social Justice Alliance (AD)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 379,516 (July 1998)
  • Registered Voters: 281,078 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 190,912 (1998)

·         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: 6 (following the 1998 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: 56,927 (est.)