Updated June 2010
The election was held on 30 June 1977.
From 1975 until 1990 no parties or political groups were permitted to partake in public life and in elections except those affiliated to the National Front for the Defense of the Revolution (FNDR, Front National pour la Defense de la RévolutionFNDR) which was dominated by the ruling Vanguard for the Malagasy Revolution (AREMA, Avant Garde de la Révolution Malgache).
According to the Interparliamentary Union (1977, 107):
The election was thus uncontested and the voters were only required to accept or reject the candidates presented.
About 90% of the 8 471 814 registered voters cast their ballots of whom 92% ratified the NFDC's candidate list (Interparliamentary Union 1977, 107; Thibaut 1999, 538).
|Vanguard of the Malagasy Revolution (AREMA, Avant Garde de la Révolution Malgache)||112||112||81.75|
|Congress Party for Malagasy Independence - Scientifuc Socialism (AKFM-KDRSM Parti du Congrés pour l'Indépendance de Madagascar - Socialisme Scientifique)||16||16||11.68|
|Popular Movement for National Unity (VONJY/VITM Vonjy Iray Tsy Mivaky)||7||7||5.11|
|Malagasy Christian Democratic Union (UDECMA)||2||2||1.46|
Interparliamentary Union 1977, 108; Nunley 2007.
INTERPARLIAMENTARY UNION 1977 "Madagascar", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/MADAGASCAR_1977_E.PDF [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 22 June 2010).
NUNLEY, AC 2007 "Elections in Madagascar" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/mg.html [opens new window] (accessed 22 June 2010).
THIBAUT, B 1999 "Madagascar" IN Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (eds) Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, Oxford Publishers.