Gibraltar general election, 1996

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Gibraltar general election, 1996

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15 seats to the Gibraltar House of Assembly
8 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Peter Caruana portrait.jpg Joebossano.jpg
Leader Peter Caruana Joe Bossano
Party Social Democrats Socialist Labour
Leader since 1991
Seats won 8 7
Percentage 52.20% 42.95%

Chief Minister before election

Joe Bossano
Socialist Labour

Elected Chief Minister

Peter Caruana
Social Democrats

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General elections were held in Gibraltar in May 1996. They were won by Peter Caruana's Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD), who took over 50% of the popular vote and eight of the 15 contested seats, defeating incumbent Joe Bossano's Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party.


The results in order of votes were as follows:[1]

Gibraltar general election, 1996
Gibraltar (15 seats)
Party Candidate Votes %
Social Democrats Peter Cecil Montegriffo 8,586 N/A
Social Democrats Peter Caruana 8,568 N/A
Social Democrats Bernard Anthony Linares 8,342 N/A
Social Democrats Hurbert Alfred Corby 8,263 N/A
Social Democrats Keith Azopardi 8,206 N/A
Social Democrats Joe Holliday 8,094 N/A
Social Democrats Ernest Michael Britto 8,093 N/A
Social Democrats James Joseph Netto 8,066 N/A
Socialist Labour Joe Bossano 7,396 N/A
Socialist Labour Joseph Louis Baldachino 6,940 N/A
Socialist Labour Maria Isabel Montegriffo 6,876 N/A
Socialist Labour Albert Isola 6,768 N/A
Socialist Labour Joshua Gabay 6,742 N/A
Socialist Labour Robert Mor 6,661 N/A
Socialist Labour Juan Carlos Perez 6,597 N/A
Socialist Labour Clive Peter Golt 6,483 N/A
National Joseph Garcia 1,679 N/A
National Steven Linares 809 N/A
National Damon Bossino 794 N/A
National Paul Christopher James Borda 552 N/A
National Elio Victor 548 N/A
National Lyana Patricia Armstrong-Emery 543 N/A
National Anthony Albert Balloqui 507 N/A
National Annette Tunbridge 500 N/A
Independent Peter Andrew Cumming 214 N/A
Social Democrats gain from Socialist Labour

The first fifteen candidates (shown in bold) were elected to the House of Assembly.


  1. ^ Results of the Gibraltar General Election, 1996

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