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Mauritius

Republic of Mauritius

1,322,238 3

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

229.17%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kailash PURRYAG
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM
  • Assembly: Mauritius has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 70 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 62 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 8 members are appointed by the election commission to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are 21 districts with 3 seats in each district, and 1 district representing the island of Rodrigues with 2 seats. In all but the last district, electors are given 3 votes. To ensure ethnic diversity, the electoral commission awards seats to the unsuccessful candidates who received the highest number of votes.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 2000-09-11 - 712,513 -
National Assembly 2010-05-05 2,016,427 879,897 229.17%
National Assembly 2014-12-10 - - -

Voter Turnout