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Yearbook 1996

Malta. According to, President Ugu Mifsud Bonnici disbanded the parliament in September, announcing new elections until October 26 due to a request from the ruling Nationalist Party. Prime Minister Edward Fenech-Adami wanted new elections to accelerate EU membership; The Nationalist Party was for an entry while the opposition, the Labor Party (Malta Labor Party, MLP), was opposed. However, Alfred Sant and the Labor Party won the election with 50.72% of the vote compared to 47.7% for the Nationalist Party, a margin of about 7,600 votes. The victory was surprising as unemployment was low 3% and economic growth 9% in 1995. The new government withdrew in 1990 the application for membership in the EU.

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