Maltese local council elections, 2008

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Local elections were held in Malta on 8 March 2008, the same day of the general election. This year, the election was held in 23 of the 68 Maltese localities. These 23 localities are: Valletta (the capital city), Senglea (Città Invicta), Żebbuġ (Città Rohan), Żejtun (Città Beland), Balzan, Dingli, Fontana, Għajnsielem, Għasri, Iklin, Kirkop, Marsa, Mellieħa, Mqabba, Nadur, Pembroke, Qrendi, San Ġiljan, San Pawl il-Baħar, Santa Venera, Ta' Xbiex, Xewkija and Żurrieq. A separate local election was held on the 24th May in Mtarfa, after the previous council was dissolved a monthly earlier. 12 candidates contested the election, in which 3 councillors were elected for the Nationalist Party while 2 councillors were elected for the Malta Labour Party (MLP).

Candidates[edit]

In total, 241 candidates ran for election. Of these, 120 were candidates for the Malta Labour Party (MLP), 110 for the Nationalist Party (PN), six for Democratic Alternative, and one candidate for the Alpha Party. Four candidates ran as independents.

Voter turnout[edit]

Voter turnout was lowest in San Pawl il-Baħar (68 percent turnout) and highest in Dingli and Qrendi (both 94 percent turnout).

Locality % of voters votes
Valletta 88% 5170
Senglea 89% 2244
Żebbuġ 92% 8230
Żejtun 92% 8549
Balzan 89% 2831
Dingli 94% 2414
Fontana 90% 657
Għajnsielem 83% 1917
Għasri 78% 339
Iklin 91% 2207
Kirkop 93% 1562
Marsa 90% 3818
Mellieħa 81% 5373
Mqabba 92% 2147
Nadur 85% 3113
Pembroke 89% 1952
Qrendi 94% 1918
San Ġiljan 77% 5288
San Pawl il-Baħar 68% 8245
Santa Venera 92% 4910
Ta' Xbiex 86% 1278
Xewkija 89% 2273
Żurrieq 92% 7244
Total 86%

Results[edit]

Locality MLP PN AD AP Ind
Valletta 3 4 - - -
Senglea 4 1 - - -
Żebbuġ 5 4 - - -
Żejtun 7 2 - - -
Balzan 1 4 - - -
Dingli 3 2 - - -
Fontana 2 3 - - -
Għajnsielem 2 3 - - -
Għasri 2 3 - - -
Iklin 2 3 - - -
Kirkop 3 2 - - -
Marsa 5 2 - - -
Mellieħa 3 4 - - -
Mqabba 2 3 - - -
Nadur 2 3 - - -
Pembroke 3 2 - - -
Qrendi 3 2 - - -
San Ġiljan 2 5 - - -
San Pawl il-Baħar 4 7 - - -
Santa Venera 3 4 - - -
Ta' Xbiex 3 2 - - -
Xewkija 3 2 - - -
Żurrieq 6 3 - - -
Total 73 70 - - -

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