ElectionGudie

May 17, 1998 Held

3,147,368
Voted
Madagascar

Republic of Madagascar

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Malagasy National Assembly)

Results

60%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,147,368
Valid Votes:3,147,368
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Independents 32 None

26.81%

Economic Liberalism and Democratic Action for Madagascar 16 None

13.32%

Pillar and Podium for the Salvation of Madagascar 63 None

24.74%

Judged by Your Work 14 None

6.90%

Rally for Socialism and Democracy 11 None

4.75%

Movement for the Progress of Madagascar 3 None

Confederation of Civil Societies for Development 3 None

Congress Party for Madagascar Independence 3 -

More Info:

Madagascar: Parliamentary Election Type, 17 May 1998

At stake in this election:

  • 150 seats in the Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Didier RATSIRAKA (9 February 1996 - 5 July 2002)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Pascal RAKOTOMAVO (21 February 1997 - 23 July 1998)
  • Assembly: Madagascar has a unicameral National Assembly composed of 151 seats with members serving 4-year terms. 

Description of electoral system:

  • In the National Assembly, 87 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, and 64 are directly elected in two-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote. 

Last Election:

  • Elections for the National Assembly were last held on 16 June 1993.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Vanguard of the Malagasy Revolution
  • ​Economic Liberalism and Democratic Action for National Recovery
  • Judged by Your Work
  • Rally for Socialism and Democracy 
  • Action, Truth, Development, and Harmony
  • Movement for the Progress of Madagascar
  • Congress Party for the Independence of Madagascar - Renewal
  • Confederation of Civil Societies for Development 
  • Action and Reflection Group for the Development of Madagascar

 

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 14,790,245 (1998)

·         Registered Voters: 5,234,198 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 7,424,430 (1998)

·         Is Madagascar a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Madagascar ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 March 1989)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 12 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 154 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

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

·         Has Madagascar ratified CRPD: Yes (12 June 2015)

·         Population with a disability: 1,113,664 (est.)