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Title: The 2008 Maltese general election : the tortoise and the hare
Authors: Fenech, Dominic
Keywords: Elections -- Malta
Malta -- Politics and government
Political parties -- Malta
European Union -- Malta
Cabinet system -- Malta
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Fenech, D. (2008). The 2008 Maltese general election : the tortoise and the hare. West European Politics, 31(5), 1049-1054.
Abstract: On 8 March the Maltese returned the Nationalist Party (PN) to government for the third time running. The outcome was as novel as it was repetitive. For decades, Maltese elections have been characterised by highly polarised two-party contests, narrow margins of victory, and high voter turnout. This election was no different in those respects. However, it was the first time since parliamentary government began in 1921 that a party sustained its vote majority in three consecutive elections.1 At 0.5 per cent, the PN majority over its main rival, the Malta Labour Party (MLP), was the slimmest imaginable. And while a 93.3 per cent voter turnout is high by any other standard, for Malta it was the lowest since 1971.
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