2019 European Parliament election in Malta

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2019 European Parliament election in Malta

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All 6 Maltese seats in the European Parliament
  First party Second party
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Leader Joseph Muscat Adrian Delia
Party Labour Nationalist
Last election 3 3
EP Group S&D EPP

The 2019 European Parliament election will be held in Malta on 25 May 2019.[1]

Background[edit]

Alleanza Bidla[edit]

Ivan Grech Mintoff and Rebecca Dalli Gonzi shall be contesting on behalf of Alleanza Bidla.[2]

Brain, not ego[edit]

Antoine P. Borg shall be contesting on behalf of fledgling political party Brain, not ego[3].

Democratic Alternative[edit]

Democratic Alternative announced the approval of its 3 European parliamentary election candidates. They are: Mina Tolu and Carmel Cacopardo.[4] In the wake of a dispute regarding the topic of abortion, Cassola resigned from Democratic Alternative and will be contesting the EP election as an independent candidate.[5][6][7]

Democratic Party[edit]

The Democratic Party announced the approval of its 3 European parliamentary election candidates, They are: Martin Cauchi Inglott,[8] Anthony Buttigieg, and Cami Appelgren.

Imperium Europa[edit]

Norman Lowell announced that he will once again contest this European parliamentary election after Imperium Europa was officially registered with the Electoral Commission.[9]

Independent[edit]

Arnold Cassola announced that he will be contesting this European parliamentary election as an independent candidate.[5][6][7] Stephen Florian announced that he will be contesting as an Independent candidate after resigning from the executive of Moviment Patrijotti Maltin.[10]

Labour Party[edit]

The Labour Party announced the approval of its 14 European parliamentary election candidates. They are: Alfred Sant, Mary Gauci, Lorna Vassallo, Robert Micallef, Cyrus Engerer, Alex Agius Saliba, Felix Busuttil, Miriam Dalli, James Grech, Joe Sammut, Josianne Cutajar, Fleur Vella, Noel Cassar and Josef Caruana.[11]

Moviment Patrijotti Maltin[edit]

Simon Borg and Naged Magelly will be contesting on behalf of Moviment Patrijotti Maltin.

Nationalist Party[edit]

The Nationalist Party announced the approval of its 7 European parliamentary election candidates. They are: Roberta Metsola, David Casa, Francis Zammit Dimech, Peter Agius, Dione Borg, Michael Briguglio, and Frank Psaila.[12]

Opinion polls[edit]

Expressing a preference[edit]

The values in the table below are derived by removing non-party responses (i.e. non-voters and "don't know"); as the margin is also recalculated, there may be slight differences in exact lead margins due to rounding.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
PL PN PD AD MPM Others Lead
MaltaToday 22–27 Feb 2019 598 59.5 38.4 1.3 0.8 0.0 0.0 21.1
MaltaToday 21–28 Jan 2019 597 62.6 36.4 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 26.2
2014 election 25 May 2014 53.4 40.0 2.9 3.6 13.4

Complete data[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
PL PN PD AD MPM Others Lead Not
voting
Don't
know
MaltaToday 22–27 Feb 2019 598 42.3 27.3 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.0 15.0 13.2 13.9
MaltaToday 21–28 Jan 2019 597 42.0 24.4 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.0 17.6 12.8 19.3
2014 election 25 May 2014 39.0 29.3 2.2 2.7 13.4 26.9

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Brain, not ego
Labour Party
Nationalist Party
Democratic Alternative
Democratic Party
Imperium Europa
Moviment Patrijotti Maltin
Alleanza Bidla
Independent
Total 100.0 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Next MEP election dates confirmed for May 2019". MaltaToday.com.mt. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  2. ^ "Mintoff and Gonzi back in politics".
  3. ^ "New independent political party for EP elections: 'Brain, not ego' - The Malta Independent". www.independent.com.mt. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  4. ^ Mina_Tolu (2018-11-17). "Alternattiva Demokratika – Kandidati Parlament Ewropew 2019". Mina Tolu (in Maltese). Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  5. ^ a b "Updated: Cassola resigns from AD in wake of abortion dispute; 'you're wrong', Cacopardo says - The Malta Independent". www.independent.com.mt. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  6. ^ a b Ltd, Allied Newspapers. "Cassola resigns from AD after 30 years, citing differences over abortion". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  7. ^ a b Mallia, Mathias (2019-02-17). "Updated: "From today on, I will walk my political journey alone" - Cassola". Newsbook. Retrieved 2019-02-21.
  8. ^ "[WATCH] Retired army officer to contest MEP elections with Partit Demokratiku". MaltaToday.com.mt. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  9. ^ "Imperium Europa approved as political party, Norman Lowell to contest MEP elections".
  10. ^ "'Qed nirriżenja mill-Moviment Patrijotti Maltin u se naħdem bħala politiku indipendenti' - Stephen Florian".
  11. ^ "Labour Party Unveils 14 MEP Candidates For 2019 Elections". lovinmalta.com. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  12. ^ "PN approves first group of candidates to contest MEP election". MaltaToday.com.mt. Retrieved 2018-12-23.