1951 Maltese general election

Early general elections were held in Malta between 5 and 7 May 1951.[1] They came less than a year after the previous elections as a result of disagreements in the coalition government formed by the centre-right Nationalist Party and centre-left Malta Workers Party. Although the Malta Labour Party received the most votes, the Nationalist Party remained the largest party, winning 15 of the 40 seats. Despite their previous disagreements, the Nationalist Party and Workers Party formed a new government.

1951 Maltese general election
← 1950 5–7 May 1951 1953 →

40 seats in the Parliament of Malta
21 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Nationalist George Borg Olivier 35.47 15 +3
Labour Dom Mintoff 35.70 14 +3
Workers Paul Boffa 18.79 7 -4
Constitutional Party Robert Galea 8.12 4 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Prime Minister before Prime Minister after
Giorgio Borġ Olivier
Giorgio Borġ Olivier
Nationalist Party

Electoral systemEdit

The elections were held using the single transferable vote system.[2]


Malta Labour Party40,20835.7014+3
Nationalist Party39,94635.4715+3
Malta Workers Party21,15818.797–4
Constitutional Party9,1508.1240
Jones Party9570.8500
Valid votes112,62599.35
Invalid/blank votes7410.65
Total votes113,366100.00
Registered voters/turnout151,97974.59
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p1302 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p1298