Maltese general election, 1976

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Maltese general election, 1976
Malta
1971 ←
17–18 September 1976 → 1981

All 65 seats of the Maltese House of Representatives
  First party Second party
 
Leader Dom Mintoff Giorgio Borġ Olivier
Party Labour Nationalist
Last election 28 seats, 50.8% 27 seats, 48.1%
Seats won 34 31
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 4
Popular vote 105,845 99,551
Percentage 51.5% 48.5%
Swing Increase 0.3% Increase 0.4%

Prime Minister before election

Dom Mintoff
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Dom Mintoff
Labour

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General elections were held in Malta on 17 and 18 September 1976.[1] The Malta Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 34 of the 65 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system.[2] The number of seats was increased from 55 to 65,[3] whilst the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Malta Labour Party 105,854 51.5 34 +6
Nationalist Party 99,551 48.5 31 +4
Independents 35 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,165
Total 206,605 100 65 +10
Registered voters/turnout 217,724 94.9
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1298
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1310