Maltese general election, 1927

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General elections were held in Malta between 7 and 9 August 1927.[1] Although the Nationalist Party received the most votes, the Constitutional Party emerged as the largest party, winning 15 of the 32 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The Nationalist Party remained the largest party in the Senate with four of the seven elected seats.[2]

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system, whilst suffrage was limited to men meeting certain property qualifications.[3]

Results[edit]

Legislative Assembly[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nationalist Party 14,321 41.5 13 –2
Constitutional Party 14,290 41.5 15 +5
Labour Party 5,011 14.5 3 –4
Independents 822 2.4 1 +1
Invalid/blank votes 277
Total 34,721 100 32 0
Registered voters/turnout 44,089 78.8
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Senate[edit]

Party First count Second count Seats +/–
Votes % Votes %
Nationalist Party 2,410 58.07 2,230 60.17 4 0
Constitutional Party 1,654 39.86 1,476 39.83 3 +1
Labour Party 86 2.07 0 –1
Appointed members 10 0
Total 4,150 100 3,706 100 17 0
Source: Schiavone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, p190
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1298