Category Archives: Malta Elections / Referendums

Labour wins Snap Elections in Malta

Today 3rd June 2017, Malta votes in snap elections called a year early.

The total number of registered voters is 341856, of which, 172504 are women and 169352 are men.

The Labour Party’s campaign focused on economic success whereas the Nationalist Party’s was on good governance and the need to remove government corruption.

Labour won by 35280 votes over the opposing Forza Nazzjonali alliance. Labour won by 55.06% opposed to the PN’s 43.68% (170976 votes for Labour opposed to 135,696 for PN).This amount is slightly bigger than the one they obtained four years ago when they won with a 35107 margin.

Votes obtained by other parties were: Alternattiva Demokratika  – 2564 votes (0.83 per cent), Moviment Patrijotti Maltin – 1117 (0.36 per cent),  Alleanza Bidla – 221 (0.07 per cent) .

Independent candidates obtained 91 votes (0.03 per cent).

4031 votes (1.31%)  were invalid.

Reuters report

Euronews report

BBC report

Turnout for the General election up to 2pm  was as follows:

Approximate total  percentage from all localities: 52%

First District

56.24%

Second District

52.24%

Third District

49.51%

Fourth District

55.42%

Fifth District

49.74%

Sixth District

52.18%

Seventh District

49.26%

Eighth District

54.11%

Ninth District

53.11%

Tenth District

51.69%

Eleventh District

50.98%

Twelveth District

49.32%

Thirteenth District

49.61%

 
Turnout up to 10pm was the following:
Overall turnout: 92%

First District

91.92%

Second District

93.37%

Third District

93.19%

Fourth District

93.85%

Fifth District

93.20%

Sixth District

93.07%

Seventh District

93.28%

Eighth District

92.69%

Ninth District

91.30%

Tenth District

89.47%

Eleventh District

92.20%

Twelveth District

87.84%

Thirteenth District

91.56%

 

Local Council 2015 Results

Today Saturday the local council votes were counted and results were announced by the DOI. Malta voted last Saturday in a Spring Hunting Referendum and Local Councils elections for a number of localities.

The PM announced a PL (Labour Party) win of 54%  (as opposed to 57% of four years ago) while PN (Nationalist Party) reduced the gap from 17% to 9%.

AD (Alternattiva Demokratika) was satisfied with its slight increase in votes in four localities and may retain its mayor in Attard.

Counting in Dingli concluded after a vote mixup was solved.

 

Overall counting still proceeds.

Counting Hall
Image from DOI Facebook Page

Detailed count results can be found at:

 

https://www.gov.mt/en/Government/Government%20of%20Malta/Election%20Results/lc%202015/Pages/Local-Councils%27-Elections-2015-Results.aspx?IsPrintPrev=1

Another Illegal Bird Shooting..

Another hunter has been accused of illegally shooting a protected bird, a lapwing, this morning between Birzebbuga and Hal Far.

CC BY by Koshyk

This Spring Hunting season opened after a referendum on spring hunting decided that hunting in spring should be allowed.
Yesterday a hunter shot a protected cuckoo in Manikata and a Twitter storm ensued. He was fined 2500 euros in court and had his hunting license suspended for three and a half years.