2007 Gibraltar general election

2007 Gibraltar general election

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All 17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament
9 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Peter Caruana portrait.jpg Joebossano.jpg
Leader Peter Caruana Joe Bossano
Party Social Democrats Socialist Labour
Alliance Alliance
Leader since 1991 1978
Last election 51.45%, 8 seats 39.69%, 7 seats
Seats won 10 7
Seat change Increase 2 Steady
Popular vote 76,334 70,397
Percentage 49.33% 45.49%

Chief Minister before election

Peter Caruana
Social Democrats

Elected Chief Minister

Peter Caruana
Social Democrats

General elections were held in Gibraltar on 11 October 2007.[1] The incumbent Chief Minister Peter Caruana narrowly won a fourth term, but opposition leader Joe Bossano had a very strong showing.[2][3] Joe Bossano noted that this would be his last term as an MP,[4] and joked that he would not join the government, despite receiving a higher personal vote than some members of the Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD).

The GSD had ten candidates (all of whom were elected), Bossano's party the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) had seven candidates (four of whom were elected) and the Liberal Party of Gibraltar (LPG) led by Dr. Joseph Garcia had three candidates (all of whom were elected). The Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) fielded six candidates, five of whom obtained the fewest votes in the election after a lacklustre campaign. Two independents were unable to break through Gibraltar's party block vote system but did relatively well. They were the right wing lawyer Charles Gomez of New Gibraltar Democracy and Richard Martinez of the Parental Support Group.

An exit poll organised by the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) gave victory to the GSLP/Liberal coalition, but as counting progressed this proved incorrect.


Party or allianceVotes%Seats+/–
Gibraltar Social Democrats76,33449.3310+2
AllianceGibraltar Socialist Labour Party49,27731.844–1
Liberal Party of Gibraltar21,12013.653+1
Progressive Democratic Party5,7993.750New
New Gibraltar Democracy1,2100.780New
Total votes16,004
Registered voters/turnout19,66081.40
Source: Parliament, Parliament


  1. ^ "Gibraltar general election called". Panorama. 7 September 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Peter Caruana wins the Gibraltar elections". Typically Spanish. 12 October 2007. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Gibraltar: historic fourth successive win for CM Caruana". MercoPress. 12 October 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Bossano and Caruana plan to leave politics". Panorama. 15 October 2007. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
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