Maltese general election, 1976

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Maltese general election, 1976
Malta
← 1971 17–18 September 1976 1981 →

All 65 seats of the Maltese House of Representatives
  First party Second party
  Dom Mintoff (1974).jpg No image.svg
Leader Dom Mintoff Giorgio Borġ Olivier
Party Labour Nationalist
Last election 28 seats, 50.8% 27 seats, 48.1%
Seats won 34 31
Seat change Increase 6 Increase 4
Popular vote 105,845 99,551
Percentage 51.5% 48.5%
Swing Increase 0.3% Increase 0.4%

Prime Minister before election

Dom Mintoff
Labour

Elected Prime Minister

Dom Mintoff
Labour

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General elections were held in Malta on 17 and 18 September 1976.[1] The Malta Labour Party remained the largest party, winning 34 of the 65 seats.

Electoral system[edit]

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system.[2] The number of seats was increased from 55 to 65,[3] whilst the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Malta Labour Party 105,854 51.5 34 +6
Nationalist Party 99,551 48.5 31 +4
Independents 35 0.0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,165
Total 206,605 100 65 +10
Registered voters/turnout 217,724 94.9
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. ^ a b Nohlen & Stöver, p1298
  3. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1310