Updated May 2010
The election took place on 7 August 1967.
Up to eight seats can be allocated to "best losers" by the Electoral Supervisory Commission "[i]n order to ensure a fair and adequate representation of each community", in terms of Section 38 of the Constitution of 1968 (see Elklit, J 2005 Electoral system for Parliament in Mauritius for details). In 1967 all eight best loser seats were allocated.
|Registered voters||307 683|
|Ballots cast||273 557|
Lodge et al 2002, 164-165.
The Independence Party was an alliance of Labour Party, Independent Forward Block and the Comité d'Action Musulman (CAM - Muslim Action Committee).
|Coalition/Party||% votes||Elected seats||Best loser seats||Total seats||% seats|
|Independence Party (IP)||55.1||39||4||43||61.4|
|Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate (PMSD)||43.1||23||4||27||38.6|
Electoral Commissioners Office 1967a & 1967b, Lodge et al 2002, 165.
CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS 1968, [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/AssemblySite/menuitem.ee3d58b2c32c60451251701065c521ca/ [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE 1967a "Elected Members of the Legislative Assembly Elections, 1967", [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/eco/menuitem.37ba32a3c4783128d6c8662948a521ca/ ?content_id=d4903068ede7d010VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).
ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE 1967b "The Legislative Assembly Elections 1967: Additional Seats allocated, according to the relevant legislation", [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/eco/menuitem.37ba32a3c4783128d6c8662948a521ca/?content_id=c2a35835c207d010VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).
LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.