2019 Mauritian general election

General elections were held in Mauritius on 7 November 2019. The result was a victory for the Mauritian Alliance (a coalition of the Militant Socialist Movement (MSM), Muvman Liberater, Alan Ganoo Movement and Plateforme Militante), which won 42 of the 70 seats. Pravind Jugnauth of the MSM remained Prime Minister.

2019 Mauritian general election

← 2014 7 November 2019 (2019-11-07)

All 70 seats in the National Assembly
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Pravind Jugnauth.jpg Navin Ramgoolam 2014.png
Leader Pravind Jugnauth Navin Ramgoolam
Party MSM Labour Party
Alliance Mauritian Alliance National Alliance
Seats won 42 17
Popular vote 805,036 699,807
Percentage 37.68 32.76%

  Third party Fourth party
  Paul Bérenger.png
Leader Paul Bérenger Serge Clair
Party MMM OPR
Seats won 9 2
Popular vote 439,402 20,777
Percentage 20.57% 0.97%

Prime Minister before election

Pravind Jugnauth
MSM

Elected Prime Minister

Pravind Jugnauth
MSM

Electoral systemEdit

The National Assembly has 62 elected members elected in 20 three-seat constituencies and one two-seat constituency (the island of Rodrigues). The elections are held using the block vote system, whereby voters have as many votes as there are seats available.[1]

In addition to the elected members, the Electoral Supervisory Commission has the power to appoint a further eight members. The additional members are chosen from amongst the unsuccessful candidates who received the highest number of votes, and are appointed with the aim of balancing the parliamentary representation of different ethnic groups.[2]

ResultsEdit

The ruling Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) won over half of the seats in Parliament, meaning incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth, who took over from his father Anerood Jugnauth in 2017, will serve a full five-year term as Prime Minister.[3]

Of the 62 directly-elected seats, the MSM won 38, the Labour Party won 14, the Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) won 8, and the Organization of the People of Rodrigues (OPR) won 2 seats from the island of Rodrigues.[3]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Top-up Total
Mauritian Alliance (MSMMLMAGPM) 805,036 37.68 38 4 42
National Alliance (PTRPMSDMJCB) 699,807 32.76 14 3 17
Mauritian Militant Movement 439,402 20.57 8 1 9
Reform Party 30,350 1.42 0 0 0
Rodrigues People's Organisation 20,777 0.97 2 0 2
Parti Kreol Morisien 19,302 0.90 0 0 0
100 Citoyens 19,199 0.90 0 0 0
Mauritian Solidarity Front 12,898 0.60 0 0 0
Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate 10,975 0.51 0 0 0
Lalians Lespwar 7,104 0.33 0 0 0
Parti Malin 5,291 0.25 0 0 0
Regroupement Socialiste Militant 4,849 0.23 0 0 0
Les Verts Fraternels 4,803 0.22 0 0 0
Lalit 4,119 0.19 0 0 0
Mouvement Mauricien Social Démocrate 3,568 0.17 0 0 0
Forum des Citoyens Libres 3,189 0.15 0 0 0
Rodrigues Movement 2,462 0.12 0 0 0
Front Patriotique Rodriguais Ecologique 1,656 0.08 0 0 0
Mouvman Zeness Morisien 1,409 0.07 0 0 0
Parti Lumière 1,307 0.06 0 0 0
Muvman Independantis Rodriguais 1,231 0.06 0 0 0
Mouvement Ene Sel Direction 1,080 0.05 0 0 0
Mouvement Democratique Mauricien 588 0.03 0 0 0
Ralliement Citoyen Pour La Patrie 503 0.02 0 0 0
Republicain En Marche 493 0.02 0 0 0
Front Socialiste 443 0.02 0 0 0
Rassemblement Socialiste Mauricien 342 0.02 0 0 0
Mouvement Entrepreneurs 285 0.01 0 0 0
Small Planters, Labourers and Farmers Party 275 0.01 0 0 0
Liberte sans Frontiere 236 0.01 0 0 0
La Republique En Marche 228 0.01 0 0 0
Mouvement Authentique Mauricien 206 0.01 0 0 0
Party L'histoire Moris Selectif 169 0.01 0 0 0
La Plateforme Sociale Curepipienne 78 0.00 0 0 0
Four Cats Political Party 70 0.00 0 0 0
Alliance pour L'Unité Mauricienne 61 0.00 0 0 0
Mauritian National Congress 57 0.00 0 0 0
Socialiste Militant Progressiste 53 0.00 0 0 0
Independents 32,512 1.52 0 0 0
Total 2,136,413 100 62 8 70
Valid votes 718,398 99.06
Invalid/blank votes 6,838 0.94
Total 725,236 100
Registered voters/turnout 941,719 77.01
Source: OEC, OEC, OEC, OEC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Electoral system IPU
  2. ^ General information IPU
  3. ^ a b Reuters, Contributor Jean Paul Arouff. "Mauritius elects incumbent PM for five-year term". www.nasdaq.com. Retrieved 2019-11-08.