Mauritius

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.
07.11.2019
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
06.10.2019
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.
30.11.2024
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".
810
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.
71

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
941,719
Votes Number of people who actually voted
725,236
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
77.01%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth’s Morisian Alliance (see note 1) won the majority in the 70-member National Assembly (see note 2), defeating two other alliances: Former Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam’s National Alliance and former Prime Minister Paul Bérenger’s Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM). On 12 November, Mr. Pravind Jugnauth was sworn in for a five-year term.

The 2019 elections were the first to be held under the incumbent Prime Minister who had taken over from his father, Mr. Anerood Jugnauth , in 2017 when the latter stepped down from the post. During election campaigning, the major parties pledged to strengthen the welfare state and improve equality. The incumbent Prime Minister, who is also Finance Minister, promised to continue his economic policies, citing the economic growth of nearly four per cent in 2018, and promised more infrastructure work, including an underground train.

Note 1:
The Morisian Alliance comprises, amongst others, Prime Minister Jugnauth’s Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM) and the Muvman Liberater (ML), which was in the outgoing coalition government. In 2019 the Mauritian Social Democrat Party (PMSD), which had been in the Lepep Alliance in 2014, joined the National Alliance led by Mr. Ramgoolam's Labour Party.

Note 2:
In addition to 62 directly elected members, the Electoral Supervisory Commission may nominate a maximum of eight additional members with a view to correcting any imbalance in community representation in Parliament. In the 2019 elections, eight additional members were nominated (up from seven previously), bringing the total number of members to 70, of whom 14 were women (up from eight).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
4
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.
5.63%
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.
67.74%
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.
No
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total Directly elected Nominated
Morisian Alliance 42 38 4
National Alliance 17 14 3
Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) 9 8 1
Organization of the People of Rodrigues (OPR) 2 2 0
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
52
Number of women elected
10
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.
16.13%
Sources
National Assembly (11.12.2019, 27.02.2020)
http://electoral.govmu.org
AFP
Reuters
Women Directly Elected
10
Women Appointed
4

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.
56
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.
14
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.
21.11.2019
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.
Sooroojdev Phokeer (Male)
Date of election
21.11.2019