1969 Gibraltar general election

1969 Gibraltar general election
Gibraltar
← 1964 30 July 1969 1972 →

15 seats in the House of Assembly
8 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader Seats +/–
AACR Joshua Hassan 7 +2
IWBP Robert Peliza 5 New
Isola Group William and Peter Isola 3 New
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Chief Minister before Chief Minister after
Joshua Hassan
AACR
Robert Peliza
IWBP

General elections were held in Gibraltar on 30 July 1969 . The Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights remained the largest party in the House of Assembly, winning seven of the 15 seats.[1] However, the opposition Integration with Britain Party and Isola Group held eight seats between them and were able to form a government, marking the first time since 1950 that the AACR had been out of power.[2]

Electoral system

Until 1969 the legislature had been elected by single transferable vote. However, in 1969 the voting system was changed to allow each voter to vote for up to eight candidates.[3]

Results

PartySeats+/–
Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights7+2
Integration with Britain Party5New
Isola Group3New
Total15+4
Source: McHale

References

  1. ^ Vincent E. McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p327 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  2. ^ McHale, p326
  3. ^ McHale, p322
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