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Title: Malta
Other Titles: The 2004 elections to the European Parliament
Authors: Harwood, Mark
Keywords: Malta -- Politics and government
Elections -- Malta
European Parliament -- Elections, 2004
European Union countries -- Politics and government
European Union -- Malta
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Palgrave, UK
Citation: Harwood, M. (2004). Malta. In J Lodge (Ed.), The 2004 elections to the European Parliament (pp. 187-193). Palgrave, UK.
Abstract: Few would have blamed the Maltese electorate had they followed the majority of their European brethren and showed a marked apathy towards the 2004 EP elections. In less than a year they had been bombarded by a highly polarised and politicised referendum campaign, followed almost immediately by a highly tense general election revolving around the issue of EU membership. Most Maltese were simply relieved when it was all over. Although turnout was markedly lower than in general elections - 82 per cent compared to 96 per cent at the last general election 1 - it was still the third highest in the EU,2 even though voters had to elect only five MEPs, the smallest quota for any EU state, a fact that rankled some and became a campaign issue for others.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/59123
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