ElectionGudie

April 12, 2003 Held

285,122
Voted
Malta

Republic of Malta

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

Results

96%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:285,122
Valid Votes:282,213
Invalid Votes:2,909

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nationalist Party 35 - - 146,172

51.79%

Malta Labor Party 30 - - 134,092

47.51%

Green Party - - 1,929

0.68%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Guido DE MARCO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Edward FENCH-ADAMI
  • 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: Dr. Edward FENECH-ADAMI
    • Seats won in this election: 35
    • Seats won in last election: 35
  • Party: Malta Labor Party (MLP)
    • Leader: Dr. Alfred SANT
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Green Party / Alternattiva Demokratika (AD)
    • Leader: Dr. Harry VASSALLO
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on September 5, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 398,582 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 297,930 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 201,532 (2003)

·         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: 59,787 (est.)