Madagascar: 1998 National Assembly election results

Updated June 2010

The National Assembly election took place on 17 May 1998.

Extracted from: Lucien Toulou 2009 "Chapter 6: Madagascar" IN Denis Kadima and Susan Booysen (eds) Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa 1989-2009: 20 Years of Multiparty Democracy, EISA, Johannesburg, 213.

The May 1998 legislative elections gave control of the National Assembly to the ruling Arema of Didier Ratsiraka. Ratsiraka's party won 63 of the 150 seats in competition and emerged as the leading force in a coalition government. Several organisations, particularly the Council of Christian Churches, alleged that the elections were marred by fraud and abuses.

Voting statistics

Registered voters 5 234 198
Total votes cast 3 147 368
% Turnout 60.13

Table source

Thibaut 1999, 538

Women's representation

Of the 150 members of the National Assembly elected in 1998 12 (8%) were women (Interparliamentary Union 1998).

Election results

Party % Votes Seats % Seats
Vanguard of the Malagasy Revolution (AREMA) 24.74 63 42.00
Economic Liberalism and Democratic Action for National Recovery (Leader-Fanilo) 13.32 16 10.67
Judged by Your Work (AVI) 6.90 14 9.33
Rally for Socialism and Democracy (RPSD) 4.75 11 7.33
Action, Truth, Development, and Harmony (AFFA) 4.60 6 4.00
Movement for the Progress of Madagascar (MFM) 18.88 3 2.00
Congress Party for the Independence of Madagascar-Renewal (AKFM-Fanavaozana) 3 2.00
Confederation of Civil Societies for Development (CSCD) 1 0.67
Action and Reflection Group for the Development of Madagascar (GRAD-Iloafo) 1 0.67
Others 0 0.00
Independents 26.81 32 21.33
Total 100.00 150 100.00

Table source

Nunley 2007.

References

INTERPARLIAMENTARY UNION 1998 "Madagascar Parliamentary Chamber: Antenimieram-Pirenena - Assemblée nationale, elections held in 1998", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2193_98.htm [opens new window] (accessed 15 June 2010).

NUNLEY, AC 2007 "Elections in Madagascar" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/mg.html [opens new window] (accessed 14 June 2010).

THIBAUT, B 1999 "Madagascar" IN Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M &; Thibaut, B (eds) Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, Oxford Publishers.

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