Maltese general election, 1971

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Maltese general election, 1971
Malta
1966 ←
12–14 June 1971 → 1976

All 55 seats of the Maltese House of Representatives
  First party Second party
  Dom Mintoff (1974).jpg No image.svg
Leader Dom Mintoff George Borg Olivier
Party Labour Nationalist
Last election 22 seats, 43.1% 28 seats, 47.9%
Seats won 28 27
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 1
Popular vote 85,448 80,753
Percentage 50.8% 48.1%

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 12 and 14 June 1971.[1] The Malta Labour Party emerged as the largest party, winning 28 of the 55 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system,[2] whilst the number of seats was increased from 50 to 55.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Malta Labour Party 85,448 50.8 28 +6
Nationalist Party 80,753 48.1 27 –1
Progressive Constitutionalist Party 1,756 1.0 0 0
Independents 102 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 854
Total 168,913 100 55 +5
Registered voters/turnout 181,768 92.9
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