2019 European Parliament election in Malta
The 2019 European Parliament election was held in Malta on 25 May 2019. 8 different political parties took part in the election, of which, only 2 won seats in the European Parliament; the Labour Party and the Nationalist Party, with 4 and 2 seats respectively.
All 6 Maltese seats in the European Parliament
Brain, Not Ego
Democratic Alternative announced the approval of its 3 European parliamentary election candidates. They were: Arnold Cassola, Mina Tolu and Carmel Cacopardo. In the wake of a dispute regarding the topic of abortion, Cassola resigned from Democratic Alternative and contested the EP election as an independent candidate.
Arnold Cassola announced that he would contest the European parliamentary election as an independent candidate. Stephen Florian announced that he would contest as an Independent candidate after resigning from the executive of the Moviment Patrijotti Maltin. Other independent candidates included Nazzareno Bonnici (Partit Ta' L-Ajkla), Mario Borg and Joseph Aquilina.
The Labour Party announced the approval of its 14 European parliamentary election candidates. They were: Alfred Sant, Mary Gauci, Lorna Vassallo, Robert Micallef, Cyrus Engerer, Alex Agius Saliba, Felix Busuttil, Miriam Dalli, James Grech, Joe Sammut, Josianne Cutajar, Fleur Vella, Noel Cassar and Josef Caruana.
Moviment Patrijotti Maltin
Simon Borg and Naged Magelly contested on behalf of Moviment Patrijotti Maltin, an offshoot of the anti-immigration group Għaqda Patrijotti Maltin led by Henry Battistino which campaigns against irregular migration, Malta's participation in the Schengen Area, and Islam in Malta.
The Nationalist Party announced the approval of its 10 European parliamentary election candidates. They were: Roberta Metsola, David Casa, Francis Zammit Dimech, Peter Agius, Dione Borg, Michael Briguglio, Frank Psaila, Roselyn Borg Knight, Michael Mercieca and David Stellini.
Expressing a preference
The values in the table below are derived by removing non-party responses (i.e. non-voters and "don't know"); as the margin is also recalculated, there may be slight differences in exact lead margins due to rounding.
|Polling firm||Fieldwork date||Sample
|2019 election||25 May 2019||–||54.3||37.9||2.0||0.7||3.2||0.3||1.6||16.4|
|Sagalytics||11–17 May 2019||600||56.9||37.3||1.1||2.0||1.7||–||1.1||19.6|
|MaltaToday||9–15 May 2019||849||57.8||39.1||0.4||1.0||1.5||0.1||0.0||18.8|
|MISCO||8–11 May 2019||402||55.0||40.0||<1||<1||–||–||3.4||15.0|
|MaltaToday||25 Apr–3 May 2019||602||58.0||38.1||1.1||1.3||1.6||0.0||0.0||19.8|
|Sagalytics||23 Apr–2 May 2019||600||55.2||39.0||–||–||–||–||5.8||16.2|
|MaltaToday||28 Mar–4 Apr 2019||597||62.5||37.5||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||25.0|
|MISCO||27–29 Mar 2019||402||59||37||2||2||–||–||–||22|
|MaltaToday||22–27 Feb 2019||598||59.5||38.4||1.3||0.8||0.0||0.0||0.0||21.1|
|MaltaToday||21–28 Jan 2019||597||62.6||36.4||0.4||0.6||0.0||0.0||0.0||26.2|
|2014 election||25 May 2014||–||53.4||40.0||–||2.9||2.7||–||1.0||13.4|
|Polling firm||Fieldwork date||Sample
|2019 election||25 May 2019||–||38.0||26.5||1.4||0.5||2.2||0.2||1.1||11.5||27.3||2.6|
|Sagalytics||11–17 May 2019||600||56.9||37.3||1.1||2.0||1.7||–||1.1||19.6||–||–|
|MaltaToday||9–15 May 2019||849||41.3||27.9||0.3||0.7||1.1||0.1||0.0||13.4||9.2||18.6|
|MISCO||8–11 May 2019||402||41.4||30.1||<0.8||<0.8||–||–||2.6||11.3||22.0||11.0|
|MaltaToday||25 Apr–3 May 2019||602||44.1||29.0||0.8||1.0||1.2||0.0||0.0||15.1||9.8||12.4|
|Sagalytics||23 Apr–2 May 2019||600||55.2||39.0||–||–||–||–||5.8||16.2||–||–|
|MaltaToday||28 Mar–4 Apr 2019||597||41.8||25.1||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||0.0||16.7||13.8||17.3|
|MISCO||27–29 Mar 2019||402||40||25||1.5||1.5||–||–||–||15||32||–|
|MaltaToday||22–27 Feb 2019||598||42.3||27.3||0.9||0.6||0.0||0.0||0.0||15.0||13.2||13.9|
|MaltaToday||21–28 Jan 2019||597||42.0||24.4||0.3||0.4||0.0||0.0||0.0||17.6||12.8||19.3|
|2014 election||25 May 2014||–||39.0||29.3||–||2.2||2.0||–||0.7||13.4||26.9||–|
Shortly after the first exit polls were announced, it was thought that Labour Party had a majority of 51,600 votes over the Nationalist Party, but this was later decreased to 42,656 after the official results came out. Although a large majority for Labour was expected, as well as Labour winning 4 out of 6 seats, the majority was unexpected and historic. Adrian Delia, the leader of the opposition, conceded defeat. He did state, however, that he would not resign because of the result and that his aim was still the next Maltese general election. Although the far-right political party Imperium Europa increased their vote share from 2.68% in the 2014 European Parliament election to 3.17% (at 8,238 votes) in the current election, this was far less than initially thought by the Maltese media, who had thought that they had received about 15,000 votes. The Democratic Party on the other hand, the only third party in the Maltese Parliament, only managed to get 5,276 votes, with Camilla Appelgren defying expectations by not only getting 3,052 votes, but also beating her own party leader Godfrey Farrugia, who only managed to get 1,668 votes.
|Moviment Patrijotti Maltin||771||0.30||0||New|
|Brain, Not Ego||323||0.12||0||New|
|Source: Electoral Commission|
The elected candidates were:
|Alex Agius Saliba||PL||18,808||39|
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