Gibraltar general election, 1969

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General elections were held in Gibraltar in 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 proportional representation.[3] However, in 1969 the voting system was changed to allow each voter to vote for up to eight candidates.[4]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights 7 +2
Integration with Britain Party 5 New
Isola Group 3 New
Total 15 +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, p323
  4. ^ McHale, p322
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