ElectionGudie

Sept. 11, 2000 Held

630,726
Voted
Mauritius

Republic of Mauritius

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Mauritian National Assembly)

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:630,726
Valid Votes:623,463
Invalid Votes:7,263

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Mauritian Militant Movement - Mauritian Socialist Movement 58 None

Mauritian Labor Party - Parti Mauricien Xavier Duval 8 None

Rodrigues People's Organisation 2 None

Rodrigues Movement 2 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 70 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Cassam UTEEM
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM
  • Assembly: Mauritius has a unicameral National Assembly with 70 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly, 62 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms and 8 members are allocated by the election commission to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Mauritian Militant Movement - Mauritian Socialist Movement (MMM-MSM)
    • Leader: Anerood JUGNAUTH
    • Seats won in this election: 58
    • Seats won in last election: 25
  • Party: Mauritian Labor Party - Parti Mauricien Xavier Duval (MLP-PMXD)
    • Leader: Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 36
  • Party: Rodriguan People's Organization (OPR)
    • Leader: Louis Serge CLAIR
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections last held: December 20, 1995
  • Seats decided in the last election: 66

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,186,873 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 779,433 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 598,326 (2000)

·         Is Mauritius a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Mauritius ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (9 July 1984)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 63 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A 

Disability Data:

·         Is Mauritius a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)

·         Has Mauritius ratified CRPD: Yes (8 January 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 178,030 (est.)