1972 Gibraltar general election

1972 Gibraltar general election
← 1969 23 June 1972 1976 →

15 seats in the House of Assembly
8 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader Seats +/–
AACR Joshua Hassan 8 +1
IWBP Robert Peliza 7 +2
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
Chief Minister before Chief Minister after
Robert Peliza
Joshua Hassan

Early general elections were held in Gibraltar on 23 June 1972.[1] The result was a victory for the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights, which won eight of the 15 seats in the House of Assembly.[2][3]


The 1969 elections had seen the Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights emerge as the largest party in the legislature, winning seven of the 15 seats. However, the opposition Integration with Britain Party and the Isola Group between them held eight seats, and were able to form a government. In 1972 a member of the Isola Group defected, resulting in early elections being called.[4]

Electoral system

The electoral system for the House of Assembly allowed each voter to vote for up to eight candidates.[5]


Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights8+1
Integration with Britain Party7+2
Isola Group0–1
Source: McHale


  1. ^ Official Records, Volumes 1-5, United Nations, 1972, p39
  2. ^ Gibraltar: Report, H.M. Stationery Office, 1972, p114
  3. ^ Vincent E. McHale (1983) Political parties of Europe, Greenwood Press, p327 ISBN 0-313-23804-9
  4. ^ McHale, p326
  5. ^ McHale, p322
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