Lowest turnout since 1955

It’s official: Turnout in this year’s General elections was the lowest in Malta has seen since 1955.

The Election Commission estimates that only 85.5% of eligible voters cast their vote this time, down from 92.1% in 2017.

Even though there was the lowest turn out Labour Party won this Election with 30,000 circa.

Abela made the announcement during a brief interview on TVM, sparking wild celebrations in the Naxxar counting hall.

Party representatives and candidates broke into chants of “Robert tagħna il-mexxej (our Robert is the leader), hallelujah” and “viva l-Labour,” within minutes of the announcement.

Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne said Labour’s victory was as “solid” as previous ones.