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Mauritius

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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
10.12.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
06.10.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.12.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
62
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
739
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
611
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
128
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
17.32%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
45
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 41 in Mauritius and four in the island of Rodrigues.

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
936,975
Votes Number of people who actually voted
694,360
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
74.11%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The opposition Lepep Alliance (see note), led by 84-year-old former President Anerood Jugnauth, won 47 of the 62 directly-elected seats in the 69-member Assembly. The coalition formed by the outgoing Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam's Labour Party (PTR) and the Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) of Paul Berenger took 13 seats. Mr. Ramgoolam himself lost the seat that he had held for 23 years. On 15 December, President Kailash Purryag appointed Mr. Jugnauth as Prime Minister, and the government was sworn in on 17 December. Mr. Jugnauth and Mr. Ramgoolam have alternated as Prime Minister since 1982, except for a brief interlude when Mr. Berenger was Prime Minister between 2003 and 2005. On 22 December, the National Assembly elected Ms. Santi Bai Hanoomanjee (Lepep Alliance) as its new Speaker, who thereby became the first woman Speaker of the country. During the election campaign, the Lepep Alliance promised to boost the economy to achieve 6 per cent annual growth and to expand manufacturing. The PTR-MMM coalition promised to create between 60,000 to 75,000 jobs by the end of the next term and to double the economic growth rate to 5.5 per cent. It also promised to amend the Constitution so the President - currently a ceremonial post indirectly elected by Parliament - would be directly elected; a proposal opposed by the Lepep Alliance. Under the PTR-MMM's proposal, Mr. Ramgoolam would have become a President with expanded powers with MMM leader Bérenger as Prime Minister. Note: The Lepep alliance included the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) led by Mr. Pravind Jugnauth, the Mauritian Social Democrat Party (PMSD) of Mr. Xavier Luc Duval and the Muvman Liberater (ML) of Mr. Ivan Collendavelloo.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
3
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
6.67%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
82.26%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Militant Socialist Movement (MSM), Mauritian Social Democrat Party (PMSD) and Muvman Liberater (ML)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Directly elected Nominated
Lepep Alliance 51 47 4
Labour Party (PTr) - Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) 16 13 3
Organization of the People of Rodrigues (OPR) 2 2 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
61
Number of women elected
8
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
12.9%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
Eight women were directly elected; none were appointed.
Other notes
Number of parties winning seats: 3 (2 coalitions and one party)
Sources
National Assembly (14.01.2014) Office of the Electoral Commissioner (11.02.2015)
Women Directly Elected
8

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
61
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
8
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
22.12.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Santi Bai Hanoomanjee (Female)
Political party
Lepep Alliance
Date of election
22.12.2014