Malta: Political parties at a glance

Parties in comparison

Liberal
Socialist
Capitalist
Conservative
PL PN

Explanation of the chart

The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.

On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.

Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.

Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

PL

Labour Party
Centre-left
S&D
EU Parliament
Government

PL (Partit Laburista) is a center-left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 38 MPs.

Partit Laburista upholds social democratic values, including social justice, solidarity, and equal opportunities.

PN

Nationalist Party
Centre-right
EPP
EU Parliament
Opposition

PN (Partit Nazzjonalista) is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 29 seats.

Partit Laburista upholds social democratic values, including social justice, solidarity, and equal opportunities.

ADPD

ADPD
Environment & Climate
G/EFA
EU Parliament
No seats

ADPD (Alternattiva Demokratika - Partit Demokratiku) is a green party from Malta.