Maltese local council elections, 2005

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Local elections were held in Malta on 12 March 2005. The Malta Labour Party won an absolute majority. Approximately 68% of the eligible voters turned up on election day. In Malta the vast majority of the electorate normally votes on election days, with turnout sometimes averaging above 92% for general elections.

The number of councillors for each locality is determined according to the population in the locality, where 5 is the minimum and 13 the maximum number of councillors. This decision has been strongly criticized and many Nationalists too did not agree with such 'strategic measures', as quoted by the Maltese Prime Minister, Lawrence Gonzi. The Nationalist Party has been accused of threatening democracy in Malta by reducing the number of candidates just minutes before the closing stipulated time for accepting nominations. Two localities (Marsa and Zejtun, both famous for being Malta Labour Party strongholds) did not vote in these elections because of this reason.

Results[edit]

Locality MLP: %votes PN: %votes AD: %votes ind: %votes MLP PN AD IND
Valletta (Città Umillisima) 45% 54% 0 1% 3 4 0 0
Żebbuġ (Città Rohan) - - 0 2% 5 4 0 0
Żejtun (Città Beland) no no no no 8 1 0 0
Balzan 27% 73% 0 0 1 4 0 0
Dingli 65% 35% 0 0 3 2 0 0
Fontana 38% 62% 0 0 2 3 0 0
Għajnsielem 30% 58% 0 12% 1 3 0 1
Għasri 43% 57% 0 0 2 3 0 0
Iklin 40% 52% 8% 0 2 3 0 0
Kirkop 69% 31% 0 0 4 1 0 0
Marsa no no no no 5 2 0 0
Mellieħa 55% 42% 3% 0 4 3 0 0
Mqabba 49% 51% 0 0 3 2 0 0
Nadur 35% 62% 3% 0 2 3 0 0
Pembroke 63% 29% 8% 0 3 2 0 0
Qrendi 54% 38% 0 8% 3 2 0 0
San Ġiljan 40% 54% 6% 0 3 4 0 0
San Pawl il-Baħar 44% 49% 7% 1% 4 5 0 0
Santa Venera 53% 47% 0 0 4 3 0 0
Ta' Xbiex 64% 36% 0 0 3 2 0 0
Xewkija 67% 33% 0 1% 4 1 0 0
Żurrieq - - 0 1% 5 2 0 0