List of political parties in Malta

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This article lists political parties in Malta. Since World War II Maltese political culture has developed into a two-party system dominated by the Nationalist Party and the Labour Party. Although other political parties have presented candidates and, in some cases, elected MPs, in most cases these were splinter groups of the main parties and, on the rare occasions when they were successful, this success was short-lived.

Active political parties

In Malta there is no law requiring the registration and regulation of political parties. The General Elections Act makes the necessary provisions for party participation in Maltese elections but there is no official list in between elections.

Parliamentary parties

Name Abbrev. Ideology House MEPs
Nationalist Party
Partit Nazzjonalista
PN Christian democracy 30 3
Labour Party
Partit Laburista
PL Social democracy 39 3

Non-parliamentary parties

The following parties contested the last parliamentary election, but failed to win a seat:

Name Founded Ideology
Democratic Alternative
Alternattiva Demokratika
1989 Green politics
Imperium Europa 2000 Pan-European nationalism
Alpha Liberal Democratic Party
Alpha Partit Liberali demokratiku
c. 2004 Liberalism
Alliance of Liberal Democrats Malta
Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta
c. 2009 Classical liberalism

Defunct and inactive political parties

See also