Maltese general election, 1889

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Maltese general election, 1889

← 1888 24 and 25 September 1889 1892 →

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General elections were held in Malta on 24 and 25 September 1889.[1]


The elections were held under the Knutsford Constitution.[1] Ten members were elected from single-member constituencies,[2] whilst a further four members were elected to represent nobility and landowners, graduates, clerics and the Chamber of Commerce.[3]

District Towns
I Valletta East
II Valletta West, Sliema, St. Julian's
III Floriana, Pietà, Ħamrun, Msida
IV Cospicua, Żabbar
V Birgu, Senglea
VI Mdina
VII Birkirkara
VIII Qormi
IX Żejtun
X Gozo
Source: Schiavone, p13


A total of 9,777 people were registered to vote, of which just 3,383 cast votes, giving a turnout of 35%.[1] Sigismondo Savona won constituencies I and II, resulting in a by-election for district II in November in which Saverio DePirlo was elected.[2]

General elected members
Constituency Name Votes Notes
I Sigismondo Savona 399
II Sigismondo Savona 285 By-election held in November
III Alfredo Naudi 71
IV Salvatore Grech 227
V Evaristo Castaldi 210
VI Dun Paolo Xuereb Unopposed
VII Antonio Lanzon 301 Re-elected
VIII Guzè Muscat Azzopardi Unopposed
IX Salvatore Cachia Zammit 163
X Maria Mizzi 287
Special elected members
Seat Name Votes Notes
Nobility and Landowners Ugo Testaferrata Abela 129
Graduates Alles. Chapelle 123 Previously elected in general districts
Clergy Paolo Cachia Re-elected unopposed
Chamber of Commerce Luigi Pace Balzan 138
Source: Schiavone, p178


  1. ^ a b c Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, p13
  2. ^ a b Schiavone, p178
  3. ^ Schiavone, pp177–178