ElectionGudie

March 8, 2003 Held

270,650
Voted
Malta

Republic of Malta

Referendum

Results

90%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:270,650
Valid Votes:266,722
Invalid Votes:3,928

Provisions

The referendum will ask voters the following question: "Do you agree that Malta become a member of the European Union in the enlargement that will take place on 1st May 2004?"

No123,628

46.35

Yes143,094

53.65

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At stake in this Referendum:

  • Referendum on accepting the EU Treaty of Accession

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. ***

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

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • The referendum will ask voters to decide whether to accept or reject the EU Treaty of Accession, which will allow Malta to become a member of the European Union (EU). The referendum will ask voters the following question: "Do you agree that Malta become a member of the European Union in the enlargement that will take place on 1st May 2004?"

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.)