ElectionGudie

March 26, 2022 Held

304,050
Voted
Malta

Republic of Malta

Election for Il-Kamra Tad-Deputati (Maltese House of Representatives)

Results

83%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:304,050
Valid Votes:295,248
Invalid Votes:8,802

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party 38 - 162,707

55.11%

Nationalist Party 29 - 123,233

41.74%

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:        

  • 65 seats in the House of Representatives (Il-Kamra tad-Deputati) of the Republic of Malta. 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President George VELLA (since 4 April 2019) 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Robert ABELA (since 13 January 2020) 
  • Assembly: The House of Representatives (Kamra tad-Deputati) of the Republic of Malta is a unicameral legislature comprised of 67 seats. 

Electoral System: 

  • The President of Malta is indirectly elected by the House of Representatives to serve a single five-year term. [1]
  • The House of Representatives (Il-Kamra tad-Deputati) is a unicameral legislature consisting of 65 seats elected across thirteen multi-member constituencies.* Successful candidates are elected to serve five-year terms using proportional representation, specifically by means of the single transferable vote. [2]

*The House of Representatives (Il-Kamra tad-Deputati) currently consists of 67 members following a 2016 decision by the Constitutional Court of Malta, which added two additional seats to correct for errors made in the 2013 vote-counting process. [3]

Last Election: 

  • General elections were last held in Malta on 3 June 2017. 

Main Parties in this Election: 

  • Party: Labour Party (PL) / Partit Laburista 
    • Leader: Robert ABELA 
    • Seats won in last election: 36 
  • Party: Nationalist Party (PN) / Partit Nazzjonalista 
    • Leader: Bernard GRECH 
    • Seats won in last election: 28 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 460,891 (July 2021 est.) [4]
  • Registered Voters: 355,025 (February 2022) [5]

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 261,869 (July 2021 est.) [6]
  • Is Malta a signatory to CEDAW: No [7]
  • Has Malta ratified CEDAW: No (acceded on 8 March 1991) [8]
  • Gender Quota: There are no legislated gender quotas. The Labour Party voluntarily implemented a 20 percent quota for women on party lists. [9]
  • Female candidates in this election: 42 out of 173 candidates [10] 
  • Number of Female Legislators: 9 out of 67 [11]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 28 at 0.895 (2020) [12]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low [13]