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Maltese general election, 1849

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16-20 August 1849  1854 →
Start date  1849
Maltese general election, 1849

General elections were held in Malta between 16 and 20 August 1849, the first in the country's history.

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Background

In 1835, Malta was granted a Government Council by the British authorities. It consisted of the Governor, four officials and three members appointed by the governor. In June 1849 Governor Richard More O'Ferrall passed a new constitution that increased the Council to 18 members, of which ten would be appointed and eight elected.

Results

A total of 3,767 people were registered to vote, of which 3,315 cast votes, giving a turnout of 88%.

References

Maltese general election, 1849 Wikipedia


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