Next Maltese general election

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Next Maltese general election

← 2017 2022

All 65 seats (plus any compensatory seats) of the House of Representatives.
33(+) seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
  Joseph Muscat, cropped.jpg Adrian Delia.jpg Godfrey Farrugia - September 2016 (cropped).jpg
Leader Joseph Muscat Adrian Delia Godfrey Farrugia
Party Labour Nationalist Democratic
Leader since 6 June 2008 17 September 2017 13 October 2018
Last election 37 seats, 55.0% 28 seats, 42.1% 2 seats, 1.6%
Seats needed Steady Increase5 Increase31

Incumbent Prime Minister

Joseph Muscat
Labour Party



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General elections are scheduled to be held in Malta by 2022, when the parliament elected in 2017 reaches the end of its five year term. However, the elections may be held sooner if a government loses a motion of no confidence or chooses to call a snap election.

Electoral system[edit]

Members of Parliament are elected from 13 five-seat constituencies by single transferable vote. Candidates who pass the Hagenbach-Bischoff quota in the first round are elected and any surplus votes transferred to the remaining candidates, who will be elected if this enables them to pass the quotient. The lowest ranked candidates are then eliminated one-by-one with their preferences transferred to other candidates, who are elected as they pass the quotient, until all five seats are filled.[1]

If a party wins a majority of first preference votes but fails to achieve a parliamentary majority, they are awarded seats to ensure a one-seat majority, if they are one of only two parties to obtain seats.[1]

Opinion polls[edit]

Expressing a preference[edit]

The values in the table below are derived by removing non-party responses (i.e. non-voters, "don't know", and "no reply"); as the margin is also recalculated, there may be slight differences in exact lead margins due to rounding.

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
PL PN PD AD MPM Others Lead
MaltaToday 6–14 Dec 2018 597 61.2 36.8 1.1 0.9 0.0 0.0 24.5
MaltaToday 5–8 Nov 2018 597 68.8 29.1 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 39.7
MaltaToday 1–6 Oct 2018 601 60.3 36.9 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 23.5
MaltaToday 27–30 Aug 2018 605 64.5 33.5 1.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 30.9
MaltaToday 27 Jul–2 Aug 2018 597 65.4 34.0 0.0 0.6 0.0 0.0 31.4
Esprimi 26–27 Jul 2018 1,100 65.4 23.1 3.5 8.0 42.4
Sagalytics Jun 2018 ? 58.5 40.7 0.8 17.8
MaltaToday 28–31 May 2018 552 63.0 35.7 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 27.4
MaltaToday 23–27 Apr 2018 553 58.0 40.7 0.0 0.9 0.4 0.0 17.4
MaltaToday 26 Feb–1 Mar 2018 501 63.3 33.0 2.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 30.2
Sagalytics 12–20 Feb 2018 600 60.5 37.5 1.9 23.0
MaltaToday 23–29 Jan 2018 501 58.3 40.1 0.0 1.7 0.0 0.0 18.2
MaltaToday 13–16 Nov 2017 497 67.1 27.9 0.8 4.2 0.0 0.0 39.2
Sagalytics 27 Oct–2 Nov 2017 530 66.8 29.0 4.2 37.8
MaltaToday 2–5 Oct 2017 506 67.5 31.9 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 35.6
2017 general election 3 Jun 2017 55.0 43.7 (FN) 0.8 0.4 0.1 11.4

Complete data[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
PL PN PD AD MPM Others Lead Not
voting
Don't
know
No
reply
MaltaToday 6–14 Dec 2018 597 48.3 29.0 0.9 0.7 0.0 0.0 19.3 12.5 7.1
MaltaToday 5–8 Nov 2018 597 47.7 20.2 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.0 27.5 13.8 16.0
MaltaToday 1–6 Oct 2018 601 47.3 28.9 0.4 1.8 0.0 0.0 18.4 17.6 4.0
MaltaToday 27–30 Aug 2018 605 47.7 24.8 1.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 22.9 16.3 9.7
MaltaToday 27 Jul–2 Aug 2018 597 52.0 27.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 25.0 10.6 9.7
Esprimi 26–27 Jul 2018 1,100 46.8 16.5 2.5 5.7 30.3 16.3 12.1 0.0
Sagalytics Jun 2018 ? 58.5 40.7 0.8 17.8
MaltaToday 28–31 May 2018 552 48.8 27.6 0.4 0.6 0.0 0.0 21.2 12.0 10.7
MaltaToday 23–27 Apr 2018 553 45.8 32.1 0.0 0.7 0.3 0.0 13.7 10.4 10.8
MaltaToday 26 Feb–1 Mar 2018 501 49.6 25.9 2.1 0.8 0.0 0.0 23.7 11.1 10.6
Sagalytics 12–20 Feb 2018 600 46.6 28.9 1.5 17.7 6.5 4.2 12.3
MaltaToday 23–29 Jan 2018 501 42.0 28.9 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 13.1 10.3 17.4 0.2
MaltaToday 13–16 Nov 2017 497 49.8 20.7 0.6 3.1 0.0 0.0 29.1 15.7 6.5 3.6
Sagalytics 27 Oct–2 Nov 2017 530 51.4 22.3 3.2 29.1 14.0 9.1
MaltaToday 2–5 Oct 2017 506 46.4 21.9 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 24.5 16.7 12.9 1.7
2017 general election 3 Jun 2017 55.0 43.7 (FN) 0.8 0.4 0.1 11.4

Preferred Prime Minister[edit]

Polling firm Fieldwork date Sample
size
Muscat
PL
Delia
PN
Neither / None Don't know No reply Other
MaltaToday 22–27 Feb 2019 598 54.8 15.9 24.6 4.7
MaltaToday 21–28 Jan 2019 597 54.8 20.4 20.0 4.9
MaltaToday 6–14 Dec 2018 597 51.2 24.7 21.2 2.8
MaltaToday 5–8 Nov 2018 597 54.5 17.8 23.1 4.6
MaltaToday 1–6 Oct 2018 601 52.9 19.8 24.3 3.1
MaltaToday 27–30 Aug 2018 605 53.5 17.9 1.6 27.1
MaltaToday 27 Jul–2 Aug 2018 597 53.9 14.8 10.8 20.5
Sagalytics Jun 2018 ? 62.8 36.6
MaltaToday 28–31 May 2018 552 52.6 23.5 20.7 3.2
MaltaToday 23–27 Apr 2018 553 48.6 27.2 18.8 5.4
MaltaToday 26 Feb–1 Mar 2018 501 58.2 20.2 22.1 5.1
Sagalytics 12–20 Feb 2018 600 47.5 22.6 0.6 11.9 16.2 1.1
MaltaToday 23–29 Jan 2018 501 41.0 15.4 15.2 28.3
MaltaToday 6–14 Dec 2017 488 50.4 7.2 24.2 18.3
MaltaToday 13–16 Nov 2017 497 53.7 15.2 3.1 27.5 0.5
MaltaToday 2–5 Oct 2017 506 50.9 22.1 16.6 10.0 0.5

References[edit]