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Maltese general election, 1947

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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]


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


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