The Gozo Party (Maltese: Partit Għawdxi) was a political party in Malta.

Gozo Party
Partit Għawdxi
FounderFrancesco Masini
FoundedApril 1947
NewspaperLeħen Għawdex



The party was established in founded in April 1947 by Francesco Masini. In the October 1947 general elections it contested the 8th District, which covered Gozo, nominating seven candidates.[1] Of the five seats in the district, it won three of them, with Anton Calleja, Guzeppi Cefai and Masini elected to represent the party.

The party contributed to bringing down the government of Paul Boffa in 1950; after a candidate it had recommended for a vacancy for a cook at a hospital was not appointed, it voted for a motion of no confidence in Boffa's government,[2] leading to the Nationalist Party taking power with George Borg Olivier as Prime Minister. However by mid-1950 the party had disbanded.[3]



The party sought to gain better representation and more financial resources for Gozo.[4]

Election results


House of Representatives

Election Leader Votes % Seats Rank
1947 Francesco Masini 5,491 5.21
3 / 40


  1. ^ "District Results, Count by Count". University of Malta. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  2. ^ Adrianus Koster (1984). Prelates and Politicians in Malta: Changing Power-balances Between Church and State in a Mediterranean Island Fortress, 1800–1976. p. 140.
  3. ^ Joseph M. Pirotta (1987). Fortress Colony: 1945–1954. p. 204.
  4. ^ Vincent E. McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p632 ISBN 0-313-23804-9