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Malta General election Dates 2017
Malta General election Date: 3 June 2017
General elections will be held in Malta on Saturday, 3 June 2017. The elections will be contested by the Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, the Nationalist Party, led by opposition leader Simon Busuttil, and four other parties and will see the most parties fielding candidates since 1962.
The previous general elections were held on Saturday, 9 March 2013. The Labour Party, led by Muscat, defeated the incumbent Nationalist Party of Lawrence Gonzi in a landslide victory, taking 39 seats in the House of Representatives, against 30 for the Nationalist Party. However, on 5 February 2015 the Constitutional Court ordered two additional seats to be given to the Nationalist Party.The Labour Party lost a further seat when Marlene Farrugia resigned from the Labour parliamentary group, later forming the Democratic Party.
Malta General election 2017 Results Live
|Forza Nazzjonali (PN–PD)||135696||43.68|
|Moviment Patrijotti Maltin||1117||0.36|
PM Joseph Muscat wins snap poll.
- 25,000 new votes but 34,000 difference between PL and PN
- PN deputy leaders Beppe Fenech and Mario de Marco conceded defeat: “We recognize that the PN lost the election. we now need to analyse what happened and move on from there.”
- Labour Wins, Simon Busuttil concedes defeat, 34,000 majority
- Konrad Mizzi wins from fourth district, despite his involvement in the Panama Papers.
Ballot sheets are being sorted and organised in batches of 50 and placed face down.
- Final Voter turnout is 92.07% which is lower compared to 2013.
- Votes in the election will be counted by hand – a system that is to be phased out following this election – meaning that first results are not expected until midday on Sunday.
- There are 224 candidates standing for the election for the 65-seat parliament, with results expected on Sunday morning.
- Party officials on both sides expect high turnout among the Mediterranean island nation's 342,000 eligible voters
Malta General election 2017 Voting Live
- The polls opened at 7 a.m. (0500 UTC) and were to close at 10 p.m. Turnout in Malta is normally above 90 percent.
- Opinion polls gave the 43-year-old Muscat and his Labour party a 5 percent lead but also showed many voters were undecided until the vote. The president will ask the leader of the party that wins the most votes to form a government.
Malta General election 2017 Candidates List Parties
PN and PD announced 110 candidates for general election
About Malta election 2017
Muscat was sworn in as the new Prime Minister on 11 March. The cabinet of 15 ministers was the largest cabinet in Maltese history. This record was again surpassed when Muscat announced a cabinet reshuffle following the appearance of Minister Konrad Mizzi's name in the Panama Papers; the new cabinet featured 16 ministers as well as the Prime Minister.Mizzi was included in the new cabinet as Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister. Prior to the 2013 elections, Muscat had pledged that the size of his Cabinet would never exceed the size of the largest Cabinet of the Fenech Adami administrations, the largest of which consisted of 13 ministers.
Following their defeat, Gonzi stepped down as leader of the Nationalists, with Simon Busuttil taking his place on 13 May.
As of 2016, Busuttil contesting as the Nationalist candidate as potential prime minister in the next election.
On 1 May 2017 Muscat announced a snap election to take place on 3 June 2017. The announcement was made during a May Day rally organised by the Labour Party in Valletta.
Malta General election Voting Live 2017
Snap elections would take place live on 3rd June 2017.
Malta General election Results Live 2017
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Electoral system of Malta
The Maltese voting system is a variant of proportional representation, achieved through the use of the single transferable vote, with five MPs to be returned from each of thirteen districts. Overall, there are 65 constituency seats, with a variable number of at-large seats added to ensure that the overall first-preference votes are reflected in the composition of the House of Representatives
Candidates for General election 2017
Malta Parties and leaders
The Maltese political landscape is regarded as one of the most pure two-party systems of the 21st century, and has been dominated by moderate centre-left and centre-right groups for decades; no third parties have elected MPs since the 1962 election. Six parties are expected to field candidates in the 2018 election, the first time since 1962 that Maltese voters will have that many parties on the ballot:
The Labour Party (PL) of incumbent Prime Minister Joseph Muscat held a majority in the legislature since the 2013 election, with 38 MPs at dissolution. The Labour Party traditionally pursues social democratic ideals, and is rooted in the mainstream European centre-left.
The Nationalist Party (PN) of opposition leader Simon Busuttil is the major opposition party in parliament, with 29 MPs at dissolution. The party's last prime minister was Lawrence Gonzi, who also served as prime minister from 2004 to 2013. For much of its history, the PN has embraced conservatism and Christian democracy, as well as European integration.
The Democratic Party (PD) which was founded when Labour MP Marlene Farrugia left her party on 4 June 2016. It had 1 MP (Farrugia herself) at dissolution. Under a coalition agreement announced on 28 April 2017 PD candidates will contest the election as Nationalist candidates, with the additional descriptor "tal-orange", and any elected PD members would participate in a potential Nationalist-led government.
The Democratic Alternative (AD), led by Arnold Cassola since 2013, is the most successful contemporary third party in Malta. It is, however, not represented in parliament. Originally an offshoot from the Labour Party in 1989, the party stresses green politics and sustainable development.
Moviment Patrijotti Maltin (MPM), an offshoot of the anti-immigration group Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin led by Henry Battistino which campaigns against illegal immigration, Malta's participation in the Schengen Area, and Islam in Malta.
Alleanza Bidla (AB), a conservative Christian and Eurosceptic party led by Ivan Grech Mintoff
Malta General election Opinion Poll
|21-05-2017||Malta Independent||56.2||42.7||0.4||with PN||0.5||13.4|
|14-05-2017||Malta Independent||52.9||43.9||2.4||with PN||0.8||9|