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Madagascar

Republic of Madagascar

22,599,098 9

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

7,971,970 57.86%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 20, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Senate Sénat Upper House
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Andry RAJOELINA *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Omer BERIZIKY
  • Assembly: Madagascar has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 33 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 127 seats.

* Marc RAVALOMANANA, the elected president, resigned on March 17, 2009, turning power over to the military. The military then named RAJOELINA president.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the Senate (Sénat), 22 members are appointed by regional legislatures to serve 5-year terms and 11 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms*. In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 115 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 12 members are elected by single non-transferable vote to serve 5-year terms.**

** The 12 seats elected under SNTV are from two-member constituencies. Interim President Andry RAJOELINA dismissed the legislature on 19 March 2009.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 2001-12-16 4,565,708 6,720,218 67.94%
President 2006-12-03 4,531,946 7,317,790 61.93%
Referendum 2007-04-04 3,227,172 7,380,926 43.72%
Referendum 2009-09-01 - - -
Referendum 2010-11-17 3,761,977 7,151,223 -
President 2010-11-26 4,531,946 7,317,790 -
President 2013-10-25 4,831,666 7,823,305 -
National Assembly 2013-12-20 - - -
President 2013-12-20 4,043,246 7,971,970 -

Voter Turnout