Maltese general election, 1898

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General elections were held in Malta on 28 and 29 September 1898.[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 9,863 people were registered to vote, of which 3,128 cast votes, giving a turnout of 32%.[1] Paolo Sammut was elected to both the nobility and landowners' seat and the seat of constituency II, whilst no candidates stood for the seats for clerics and the Chamber of Commerce. Sammut chose to retain the seat for constituency II, and by-elections were held for the three vacant seats on 2 October.[4]

General elected members
Constituency Name Votes Notes
I C Bugeli 237
II Paolo Sammut 416 Re-elected (previously in constituency X)
III Antonio Dalli 239
IV F Cardona 437
V Joseph Bencini Unopposed
VI Nutar Petro Bartoli 281
VII Fransesco Wettinger 169 Re-elected
VIII Cesare Darmanin 110 Re-elected
IX Salvatore Cachia Zammit Unopposed
X Fortunato Mizzi 346
Special elected members
Seat Name Votes Notes
Nobility and Landowners Paolo Sammut 291 Alfonso Maria Micallef elected in by-election
Graduates Andrè Pullicino 275
Clergy Borg Olivier elected in by-election
Chamber of Commerce Beniamino Bonnici elected in by-election
Source: Schiavone, p179–180


  1. ^ a b c Michael J Schiavone (1987) L-Elezzjonijiet F'Malta 1849–1981, Pubblikazzjoni Bugelli, p13
  2. ^ Schiavone, p178
  3. ^ Schiavone, pp177–178
  4. ^ Schiavone, p180