Maltese general election, 1955

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Maltese general election, 1955
Malta
← 1953 26–28 February 1955 1962 →
  First party Second party
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Leader Dom Mintoff George Borg Olivier
Party Labour Nationalist
Leader since 16 October 1949 1950
Last election 19 seats, 44.6% 18 seats, 38.1%
Seats won 23 17
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 1
Popular vote 68,447 48,514
Percentage 56.7% 40.2%

Prime Minister before election

George Borg Olivier
Nationalist

Elected Prime Minister

Dom Mintoff
Labour

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General elections were held in Malta between 26 and 28 February 1955.[1] The Malta Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 23 of the 40 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Malta Labour Party 68,447 56.7 23 +4
Nationalist Party 48,514 40.2 17 –1
Progressive Constitutionalist Party 3,649 3.0 0 0
Independents 45 0.0 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 588
Total 121,243 100 40 0
Registered voters/turnout 149,380 81.2
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