The Malta Independent 30 March 2023, Thursday
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ADPD to contest voting results in court next week

Sunday, 27 March 2022, 20:04 Last update: about 2 years ago

Malta’s green party ADPD will contest the result of its total votes in court next week, as the country’s electoral system does not guarantee a parliamentary seat despite its increased vote tally.

ADPD chairperson Carmel Cacopardo addressed a press conference at the Naxxar counting hall, saying that that the party is projecting 4,500 to 5,000 votes from the 125,000 votes processed so far, almost double the amount it received in the 2017 election – that of 2,564 votes.


The party’s best showing was on the 9th and 12th districts, said Cacopardo.

“This means that we have recovered the loss we had in the last election,” Cacopardo said.

The vote tally is expected to translate to 1.3% of the total vote.

The party will take its case to court so that the constitutional provisions of proportionality of seats when compared to votes is amended so that 5,000 votes received by ADPD would translate into a seat in parliament, Cacopardo said. The party warned of this action at the start of the general election campaign.

Cacopardo expressed disappointment with the way the party was treated by the Electoral Commission, which did not give it access to the electronic voting data as it did with the two main parties.

He said that this shows the absolute control the two major parties have over the country’s institutions.

The information which was made available to the ADPD was scarce, Cacopardo said. He said that the party had problems with its people accessing the counting hall despite having access passes.

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