Maltese general election, 1962

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Maltese general election, 1962
Malta
← 1955 17–19 February 1962 1966 →
  First party Second party Third party
  No image.svg Dom Mintoff (1974).jpg No image.svg
Leader George Borg Olivier Dom Mintoff Toni Pellegrini
Party Nationalist Labour Christian Workers'
Leader since 16 October 1949 1961
Last election 17 seats, 40.2% 23 seats, 56.7% New
Seats won 25 16 4
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 7
Popular vote 63,262 50,974 14,285
Percentage 42.0% 33.8% 9.5%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  No image.svg Mabel Strickland, O.B.E..jpg
Leader Herbert Ganado Mabel Strickland
Party Democratic Nationalist Progressive Constitutionalist
Leader since 1961 1953
Last election New 0 seats, 3.0%
Seats won 4 1
Seat change Increase 1
Popular vote 13,968 7,290
Percentage 9.3% 4.8%

Elected Prime Minister

George Borg Olivier
Nationalist

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General elections were held in Malta between 17 and 19 February 1962.[1] The Nationalist Party emerged as the largest party, winning 25 of the 50 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system,[2] whilst the number of seats was increased from 40 to 50.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Nationalist Party 63,262 42.0 25 +8
Malta Labour Party 50,974 33.8 16 –7
Christian Workers' Party 14,285 9.5 4 New
Democratic Nationalist Party 13,968 9.3 4 New
Progressive Constitutionalist Party 7,290 4.8 1 +1
Democratic Christian Party 699 0.5 0 New
Independents 128 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 927
Total 151,533 100 50 +10
Registered voters/turnout 166,936 90.8
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
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1310