Maltese general election, 1951

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Early general elections were held in Malta between 5 and 7 May 1951.[1] They came less than a year after the previous elections as a result of disagreements in the coalition government formed by the centre-right Nationalist Party and centre-left Malta Workers Party. Although the Malta Labour Party received the most votes, the Nationalist Party remained the largest party, winning 15 of the 40 seats. Despite their previous disagreements, the Nationalist Party and Workers Party formed a new government.

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Malta Labour Party 40,208 35.7 14 +3
Nationalist Party 39,946 35.5 15 +3
Malta Workers Party 21,158 18.8 7 –4
Constitutional Party 9,150 8.1 4 0
Jones Party 957 0.8 0 0
Independents 1,206 1.1 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 741
Total 113,366 100 40 0
Registered voters/turnout 151,979 74.6
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1298