ElectionGudie

May 5, 2010 Held

2,016,427
Voted
Mauritius

Republic of Mauritius

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Mauritian National Assembly)

Results

Cast Votes:2,016,427
Valid Votes:2,016,427
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Alliance of the Future 41 - 1,001,903

49.69%

Alliance of the Heart 18 - 847,095

42.01%

Mauritian Solidarity Front 1 - 51,161

2.54%

Independents - - 29,491

1.46%

Rodrigues Movement 2 - - 20,933

1.04%

Rodrigues People's Organisation - - 18,815

0.93%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 62 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM
  • Assembly: Mauritius has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 66 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Alliance: Alliance of the Future / L'Alliance de L'avenir*
    • Seats won in this election: 41
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Alliance: Alliance of the Heart / Alliance du Coeur**
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Rodrigues Movement / Mouvement Rodriguais
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Rodrigues People's Organisation / Organisation du Peuple Rodriguais (OPR)
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Mauritian Solidarity Front / Front Solidarité Mauricie (FSM)
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independents
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

* The Alliance of the Future is composed of the Mauritian Labour Party, Militant Socialist Movement & the Mauritian Social Democrat Party.
** The Alliance of the Heart consists of the Mauritian Militant Movement, the National Union, and the Mauritian Socialist Democrat Movement

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,250,400 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 879,897 (2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 630,608 (2010)

·         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: 13 (following the 2010 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: 187,560 (est.)