ElectionGudie

March 8, 2008 Held

294,214
Voted
Malta

Republic of Malta

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

Results

92%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:294,214
Valid Votes:290,799
Invalid Votes:3,415

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nationalist Party 35 - - 143,468

49.34%

Malta Labor Party 34 - 141,888

48.79%

Green Party - - 3,810

1.31%

Azzjoni Nazzjonali - - 1,461

0.50%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Eddie FENECH ADAMI
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lawrence GONZI
  • 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: Lawrence GONZI
    • Seats won in this election: 35
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: Malta Labor Party (MLP)
    • Leader: Alfred SANT
    • Seats won in this election: 34
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Party: Green Party / Alternattiva Demokratika (AD)
    • Leader: Harry VASSALLO
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Azzjoni Nazzjonali****
    • Leader: Josie MUSCAT
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

**** Anglu XUEREB is joint party leader. This is the first election Azzjoni Nazzjonali will contest.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 409,379 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 315,357 (March 2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 206,432 (2008)

·         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 2008 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: 61,406 (est.)