1995 Mauritian general election

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1995 Mauritian general election

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All 70 seats in the National Assembly
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Navin Ramgoolam Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Leader Navin Ramgoolam Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Party Labour Party MSM
Leader since 1991 1983
Leader's seat Pamplemousses and Triolet Piton & Riviere Du Rempart
Last election 3 seats 57 seats
Seats before 3 57
Seats won 60 0
Seat change Increase 57 Decrease 57
Popular vote 1,084,236 330,219
Percentage 65.2% 19.8 %
Swing Increase 25.9% Decrease 35.6%

Prime Minister before election

Sir Anerood Jugnauth
MSM

Subsequent Prime Minister

Navin Ramgoolam
Labour Party

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General elections were held in Mauritius on 20 November 1995. The result was a victory for the Labour Party-Mauritian Militant Movement alliance led by Navin Ramgoolam,[1] which won all 60 constituency seats on Mauritius. Along with 1982, it was one of two elections in which a party won every seat. The Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) led by Anerood Jugnauth lost power after 13 years, with Jugnauth resigning two days after the results were announced. Navin Ramgoolam became Prime Minister and appointed Paul Berenger as Deputy Prime Minister.

Electoral system[edit]

The voting system involved twenty constituencies on Mauritius, which each elected three members. Two seats were elected by residents of Rodrigues, and up to eight seats were filled by the "best losers",[2] although only four were filled at this election. Voter turnout was 79.9%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Constituency Best-loser Total
Labour Party-MMM* 1,084,236 65.2 60 0 60
MSM-MMR 330,219 19.8 0 0 0
Gaëtan Duval Party 105,282 6.3 0 1 1
MMP-HP 28,749 1.7 0 0 0
Mauritian Militant Socialist Movement 25,472 1.5 0 0 0
Rodrigues People's Organisation 16,631 1.0 2 0 2
Rodrigues Movement 9,529 0 2 2
Muslim People's Front 8,233 0.5 0 0 0
Liberal Democrats' Movement 6,848 0.4 0 0 0
Natural Law Party 4,074 0.2 0 0 0
Liberal Action Party 3,332 0.2 0 0 0
Mauritian People's Party 2,505 0.2 0 0 0
Mauritian Movement for Peace 1,630 0.1 0 0 0
Hizbullah 1,375 0.1 0 1 1
Movement for Justice 1,149 0.1 0 0 0
Mauritian Democratic Movement 859 0.1 0 0 0
Socialist Movement of the South 342 0.0 0 0 0
Hindu Etka Andolan Dul 307 0.0 0 0 0
Republican Movement 281 0.0 0 0 0
Mauritian Democracy 259 0.0 0 0 0
Mauritian Workers' Movement 212 0.0 0 0 0
Mauritius United Party 185 0.0 0 0 0
Mauritius Party Rights 100 0.0 0 0 0
Independents 32,007 1.9 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 8,805 - - - -
Total 567,810** 100 62 4 66
Source: EISA, IPU, Nohlen et al.

* Of the 60 seats, the Labour Party won 35 and the MMM 25.[4]

** Total number of voters (voters could cast more than one vote).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p618 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Mauritius: Background to the 1967 Legislative Assembly election Archived 2010-09-02 at the Wayback Machine EISA
  3. ^ Mauritius: 1995 National Assembly election results Archived 2010-09-02 at the Wayback Machine EISA
  4. ^ Elections in Mauritius African Elections Database