2013 Maltese general election

General elections were held in Malta on Saturday, 9 March 2013. The Labour Party won a majority of seats, unseating the Nationalist Party, which had been in power since 1998.

2013 Maltese general election

 2008 9 March 2013 2017 

All 69 seats of the House of Representatives.
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Joseph Muscat Lawrence Gonzi
Party Labour Nationalist
Leader since 6 June 2008 23 March 2004
Leader's seat District 2 District 2
Last election 34 seats, 48.79% 35 seats, 49.34%
Seats won 39 30
Seat change 5 5
Popular vote 167,533 132,426
Percentage 54.83% 43.34%
Swing 6.04% 6.00%

Prime Minister before election

Lawrence Gonzi
Nationalist

Elected Prime Minister

Joseph Muscat
Labour