Maltese general election, 1899

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General elections were held in Malta on 7 March 1899.[1] All seats had only a single candidate.[1]

Background[edit]

The elections were held under the Knutsford Constitution.[1] Ten members were elected from single-member constituencies,[2] whilst a further three members were elected to represent nobility and landowners, graduates and the Chamber of Commerce.[3] The seat previously reserved for clerics was abolished.[4]

District Towns
I Valletta East
II Valletta West, Sliema, St. Julian's
III Floriana, Pietà, Ħamrun, Msida
IV Cospicua, Żabbar
V Birgu, Senglea
VI Mdina
VII Birkirkara
VIII Qormi
IX Żejtun
X Gozo
Source: Schiavone, p13

Results[edit]

A total of 9,581 people were registered to vote, although no votes were cast due to all candidates being unopposed.[1]

General elected members
Constituency Name Votes Notes
I Andrè Pullicino Re-elected (previously in the graduates seat)
II Paolo Sammut Re-elected
III Antonio Dalli Re-elected
IV Franc Cardona Re-elected
V Cesare Darmanin Re-elected (previously in constituency VIII)
VI Nutar Petro Bartoli Re-elected
VII Fransesco Wettinger Re-elected
VIII Edoardo Semini
IX Salvatore Cachia Zammit Re-elected
X Fortunato Mizzi Re-elected
Special elected members
Seat Name Votes Notes
Nobility and Landowners Alfonso Maria Micallef Re-elected
Graduates Beniamino Bonnici Re-elected (previously in the Chamber of Commerce seat)
Chamber of Commerce Joseph Bencini Re-elected (previously in constituency V)
Source: Schiavone, p180

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, p13
  2. ^ Schiavone, p178
  3. ^ Schiavone, pp177–178
  4. ^ Schiavone, p180