Voting Results Under a Single-Transferable-Vote System in Malta, 1921-1996 (ICPSR 6657)

Published: Feb 26, 1998

Principal Investigator(s):
John C. Lane

Version V2

This data collection covers all parliamentary elections held in Malta from 1921 to 1996 except for elections to the short-lived Senate. The 19 elections involved 1,046 individuals undertaking 3,082 candidacies. The use of this dataset assumes some familiarity with the single-transferable-vote (STV) system and knowledge of concepts such as nontransferable votes and the need for repeated vote-transfer counts to determine the winners in multimember districts. A majority of the variables involve vote transfers, as these are crucial to the examination of both inter- and intra-party competition in an STV system. The dataset is organized by candidacy and includes records for nontransferable votes.

Lane, John C. Voting Results Under a Single-Transferable-Vote System in Malta, 1921-1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998-02-26.

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1921 -- 1996

The data are supplied in comma-delimited format. Data entry was performed in Quattro Pro. Because that program does not provide leading zeroes, the values of particular variables can vary in length from 1 to 5 digits. Thus, care needs to be taken when importing the data into statistical programs.

All parliamentary elections from 1921 to 1996 in Malta except for elections to the Senate.

"Declaration of Result of Poll," published after each election in the Malta GOVERNMENT GAZETTE, and the ANNUAL ABSTRACT OF STATISTICS

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1998-02-26 The data and documentation were resupplied by the principal investigator and now cover all parliamentary elections up to 1996. The new dataset also contains three new variables.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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