Mauritius: 1995 National Assembly election results

Updated November 2007

The election took place on 20 December 1995. There were 715 179 registered voters and voter turnout was 79.9% (Kadima 2000 Electoral Preparations: Voter registration; Kasenally 2009, 288).

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 1995 only four best loser seats were allocated, one each to Hizbullah and the PGD and two to Mouvement Rodriguais (MR).

Electoral alliances

PTr/MMM was an alliance of the Labour Party (LP or PTr) and Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM).
MSM/RMM was an alliance of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM)and Renouveau Militant Mauricien (RMM).

Results overview

Alliance/Party % votes Elected seats Best loser seats Total seats % seats
PTr/MMM 63.7 60 0 60 90.9
MSM/RMM 19.3 0 0 0 0.0
Parti Gaëtan Duval (PGD) 6.3 0 1 1 1.5
Hizbullah 1.9 0 1 1 1.5
Organisation du Peuple de Rodrigues (OPR) 1.0 2 0 2 3.0
Others 7.8 0 2 2 3.0
Total 100.0 62 4 66 99.9

Table sources

Electoral Commissioners Office 1995a & 1995b, Lodge et al 2002, 172-173.

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 1995a "Elected Members of the National Assembly Elections, 1995", [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/eco/menuitem.37ba32a3c4783128d6c8662948a521ca/ ?content_id=e07fa3cecb88d010VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).

ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE 1995b "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=920fb6a656e7d010VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [opens new window] (accessed 22 Feb 2010).

KASENALLY, R 2009 "Chapter 8: Mauritius" IN Denis Kadima and Susan Booysen (eds) Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa 1989-2009: 20 Years of Multiparty Democracy, EISA, Johannesburg.

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.

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