Elections in Gibraltar

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Elections in Gibraltar gives information on election and election results in Gibraltar.

Gibraltar elects on national level a legislature. The Gibraltar Parliament has 17 members, all elected for a four year term in one constituency with each voter getting to vote for their selection of eight candidates. Gibraltar forms a single constituency but voters have only ten votes. Hence the electoral bloc with the most votes will normally get ten seats and the runners up seven.

Latest elections[edit]

This election took place in 8 December 2011.

e • d Summary of the 8 December 2011 Gibraltar Parliament election results
Parties1 Votes2 % Seats
Alliance Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party 59,824 34.23 7
Gibraltar Liberal Party 25,590 14.64 3
Gibraltar Social Democrats 81,721 46.76 7
Progressive Democratic Party 7,622 4.36
Total (turnout 81.4%) 174,757 100.00 17
Source: Government of Gibraltar

1 These figures have been consolidated by party. Under the Gibraltar electoral system, all candidates are listed on the ballot paper individually.
2 Every voter has up to 10 votes to vote for their choice from all the candidates standing. Accordingly although there are more seats available, the main parties field 10 candidates and hope to secure 'block votes'. Thus the total of 174,757 votes comes from 21,712 voters, an 81.4% turnout of the electorate.

General Elections to the Gibraltar Parliament (House of Assembly)[edit]

Below is a series of results from elections to the Gibraltar Parliament and its predecessor, the House of Assembly (which was created upon the publication of the Gibraltar Constitution 1969). Elections take place roughly every four years, and before 2007, 15 members were elected at each election, using partial bloc voting. Each voter has eight votes, meaning that parties usually stand eight candidates, and the winning party is that which manages to get all their candidates elected.

1969 election[edit]

This election took place on 30 July 1969.

AACR - 7 members
IWBP - 5 members
Independents (Isola group) - 3 members

1972 election[edit]

AACR - 52%, 8 members
IWBP - 7 members

1976 election[edit]

AACR - 75.3%, 8 members
GDM - 4 seats
Independents - 3 members (Robert Peliza, Maurice Xiberras and Peter Isola)

1980 election[edit]

AACR - 8 members
DPBG - 6 members
GSLP - 1 members

1984 election[edit]

AACR - 44.4%, 8 members
GSLP - 34.2%, 7 members
DPBG - 18.9%, 0 members
Others - 2.5%, 0 members

1988 election[edit]

GSLP - 58.2%, 8 members
AACR - 29.4%, 7 members
Independent Democrats - 12.4%, 0 members

1992 election[edit]

GSLP - 73.1%, 8 members
GSD - 20.2%, 7 members
GNP - 4.7%, 0 members
AACR - 2.1%, 0 members

1996 election[edit]

GSD - 52.2%, 8 members
GSLP - 43.0%, 7 members
GNP - 4.7%, 0 members
Others - 0.2%

2000 election[edit]

GSD - 58.4%, 8 members
GSLP/Liberal Alliance - 40.6%, 7 members
Others - 1.0%, 0 members

2003 election[edit]

GSD - 51.5%, 8 members
GSLP/Liberal Alliance - 39.7%, 7 members
GLP - 8.3%

2007 election[edit]

GSD - 49.3%, 10 members
GSLP/Liberal Alliance - 45.5%, 7 members
PDP - 3.8%

NGD - 0.78%

2011 election[edit]

GSLP/Liberal Alliance - 48.88%, 10 members

GSD - 46.76% - 7 members

PDP - 4.36%


  • Note: Percentages can be misleading for parties with fewer than eight candidates

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