Elections in Malta:
The Single-Transferable-Vote System in Action, 1921 - 2013
This site is devoted exclusively to information on Maltese elections and to the electoral system which is used in Malta, namely, the single-transferable-vote (STV).
The site contains data, descriptions and analyses as well as links to other relevant sites. The data comprise information on 4,138 candidacies in general elections and 4,125 candidacies in local council elections.
The purpose is to provide a source of materials which are reliable, up-to-date and comprehensive. This is a strictly non-partisan undertaking and has no connection whatsoever with any governmental or political entity in Malta.
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Brief Background Information on Malta and on STV
Rules and Structures of STV Elections in Malta
The Political Parties
Parliament and Government
Some Problems of STV Elections in Malta
European Parliament Elections
Local Council Elections
Bibliography and Links
Sources and Acknowledgments
Malta Data: Jeffrey Malta's Raw Materials
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