Mauritius: 1991 National Assembly election results

Updated May 2007

The election took place on 15 September 1991.

Up to eight seats, in addition to those contested in the multimember constituency contests, are 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. In 1991 only four best loser seats were allocated.

According to Lodge et al (2002, 171) voting statistics were:
Registered voters: 628 000
Votes cast: 573 300
Turnout: 84.5%

Electoral Aliances and parties

MSM/MMM/MTD was an alliance of the Mouvement Socialiste Mauricien (MSM), the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) and the Mouvement des Travaillistes Démocates (MTD).
MLP/PGD/PPR was an alliance of the Labour Party (LP or PTr), Parti Gaëtan Duval (PGD; a Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate faction) and Organisation du Peuple de Rodrigues (OPR).

Alliance/Party % votes Elected seats Best loser seats Total seats % seats
MSM/MMM/MTD 56.3 57 0 57 86.36
MLP/PGD/OPR 39.9 5 4 9 13.64
Others 3.8 0 0 0 0.00
Total 100.0 62 4 66 100.00

Table sources

Electoral Commissioners Office 1991a & 1991b, Lodge et al 2002, 169. Table 9, presented in Lodge et al on page 172 has the best loser seat allocation wrong, all four seats allocated went to MLP/PGD.

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 1991a "Elected Members of the National Assembly Elections, 1991", [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/eco/menuitem.37ba32a3c4783128d6c8662948a521ca/ ?content_id=260fa3cecb88d010VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).

ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE 1991b "The National Assembly Elections 1995: Additional Seats allocated, according to the relevant legislation", [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/eco/menuitem.37ba32a3c4783128d6c8662948a521ca/ ?content_id=7bebb6a656e7d010VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [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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