Gibraltar general election, 1972

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Early general elections were held in Gibraltar in 1972. 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.[1]


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. However, in 1972 a member of the Isola Group defected, resulting in early elections being called.[2]

Electoral system

The electoral system for the House of Assembly allowed each voter to vote for up to eight candidates.[3]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Association for the Advancement of Civil Rights 8 +1
Integration with Britain Party 7 +2
Isola Group 0 –1
Total 15 0
Source: McHale


  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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