Oct. 12, 2023 Confirmed



Election for Gibraltar Parliament

More Info:

At Stake in this Election: 

  • 17 seats in the Gibraltarian Parliament 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: King CHARLES III (since 8 September 2022) represented by Governor David STEEL (since 11 June 2020) 

  • Head of Government: Chief Minister Fabian PICARDO (since 9 December 2011) 

  • Assembly: unicameral Parliament with 18 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The King is a hereditary monarch. 

  • The Governor is appointed by the King. 

  • The parliamentary majority leader is appointed Chief Minister by the Governor. 

  • In Parliament, 17 members are directly elected by plurality vote, and an additional member is later appointed by Parliament to serve as Speaker. Members serve 4-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In 2019, the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party – Liberal Party coalition won a parliamentary majority (10 seats), followed by the Gibraltar Social Democrats (6), and Together Gibraltar (1). Voter turnout was 69%. 

New/Unique in this Election:  

In 2019, Parliament approved changes to the voter registration process, moving from a system that registered voters via their head of household to an individual registration system. Additionally, the electoral register will now be updated on a rolling basis rather than at four-year intervals. 

Key Deadlines: 

Main Parties in this Election: 

  • Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP

  • Leader: Fabian PICARDO 

  • Seats won in last election: 7 seats 

  • Liberal Party (LP

  • Leader: Joseph GARCIA 

  • Seats won in last election: 3 seats 

  • Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD

  • Leader: Keith AZOPARDI 

  • Seats won in last election: 6 out of 17 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data: 

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Gibraltar: No 

  • Election Access: Yes 

  • Election Judgments: Yes, 1 judgment and 3 resources