Maltese general election, 1870

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Maltese general election, 1870

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General elections were held in Malta between 13 and 18 June 1870.[1]


The elections were held under the 1849 constitution, which provided for an 18-member Government Council, of which ten members would be appointed and eight elected.[1]


A total of 2,732 people were registered to vote, of which 1,908 cast votes, giving a turnout of 70%.[1]

Elected members
Name Votes Notes
Ramiro Barbaro 472
Salvatore Cachia Zammit 490
Francesco Fiteni 634
Dun Luigi Fernandez 498
Baruni Gauci Bonnici 95 Elected from Gozo
Emmanuel Scicluna 750 Re-elected
Ruggerio Sciortino 397 Re-elected
Ettore Zimelli 420
Source: Schiavone, p176


  1. ^ a b c Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, p3