Mauritius: 1967 Legislative Assembly election results overview

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.

Voting statistics

Registered voters 307 683
Ballots cast 273 557
Percentage poll 88.9%
% Invalid 1.78%

Table source

Lodge et al 2002, 164-165.

Electoral Aliances and parties

The Independence Party was an alliance of Labour Party, Independent Forward Block and the Comité d'Action Musulman (CAM - Muslim Action Committee).

Results overview

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
Others 1.8 0 0 0 0.00
Total 100.0 62 8 70 100.0

Table sources

Electoral Commissioners Office 1967a & 1967b, Lodge et al 2002, 165.

References

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.

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