World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Maltese general election, 1947

Article Id: WHEBN0016819688
Reproduction Date:

Title: Maltese general election, 1947  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Nationalist Party (Malta), Paul Boffa, Constitutional Party (Malta)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Maltese general election, 1947

General elections were held in Malta between 25 and 27 October 1947.[1] They were the first elections held under universal suffrage, and saw the Labour Party win 24 of the 40 seats.

Electoral system

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system. Property qualifications for voters were abolished, and women were also allowed to vote for the first time.[2] The number of seats was increased from 10 to 40.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Labour Party 63,145 59.9 24 +15
Nationalist Party 19,041 18.0 7 New
Democratic Action Party 14,010 13.3 4 New
Gozo Party 5,491 5.2 3 New
Jones Party 3,664 3.5 2 New
Independents 143 0.1 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 647
Total 106,141 100 40 +30
Registered voters/turnout 140,703 75.4
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.