The Labour Party’s party majority in the European Parliament elections has been revised to 42,656 votes, dropping from the 51,000 votes initially reported.
While a 51,000 gap would have been historic, the Labour Party’s victory falls just short of Pawlu Boffa’s 44,104 vote margin in 1947
According to official results, the PL got 141,267 votes (54.29%), while the PN got 98,611 votes (37.9%).
MEP Incumbents Miriam Dalli (PL) (63,438), Alfred Sant (PL) (26.592), Roberta Metsola (PN) (38,206) and David Casa (20,493) all got elected.
Two young PL politicians, 31-year-old Alex Agius Saliba (18,808) and 28-year-old Josianne Cutajar (15,603), took the remaining posts. Cutajar is also the first ever Gozitan MEP.
The PN’s Frank Psaila (13,268) and Peter Agius (10,474) just missed out, both performing well in their first MEP election. For Labour, Cyrus Engerer was the closest competitor to Cutajar, getting 5,394 first count votes.
Norman Lowell’s Imperium Europa set down its claim as the third biggest party in Malta. While he failed to get anywhere close to the 18,000 votes some media houses were reporting, Norman did get 8,335 first count votes.
Other far-right parties did not fare as well, with Alleanza Bidla and Moviment Pattrijoti Maltin getting less than 2,000 votes combined.
Partit Demokratiku’s Cami Appelgren was Lowell’s closest rival. A complete newcomer to the political scene, Appelgren managed to get over 3,000 first count votes, ending with a total of 5,154. She seriously outperformed her party leader Godfrey Farrugia, who got 1,668 votes.
Alternattiva Demokratika experienced a significant setback in the election, with its Leader Carmel Capocardo getting just 1,021 votes and the outspoken Mina Tolu getting 845.
Former chairperson Arnold Cassola seems to have benefitted the most after leaving AD over the abortion issue. He got 2,217 first counts votes, finishing off with 2,858.