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Madagascar

Republic of Madagascar

24,430,325 9

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

7,971,970 58.43%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 20, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Malagasy Senate Sénat Upper House
Malagasy National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Hery Martial RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA Rakotoarimanana 
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly SOLONANDRASANA
  • Assembly: Madagascar has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate (Sénat) with 33 seats and the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 127 seats.

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 from two-member constituencies. 
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Malagasy National Assembly 1998-05-17 3,147,368 5,234,198 60.13%
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%
Malagasy National Assembly 2007-09-23 - - -
Referendum 2010-11-17 3,761,977 7,151,223 -
President 2013-10-25 4,831,666 7,823,305 -
Malagasy National Assembly 2013-12-20 4,042,706 7,956,971 -
President 2013-12-20 4,043,246 7,971,970 -

Voter Turnout