2019 Mauritian general election

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2019 Mauritian general election

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All 70 seats in the National Assembly
35 seats needed for a majority
  Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.jpg

Prime Minister before election

Pravind Jugnauth
MSM

Elected Prime Minister

Pravind Jugnauth
MSM

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General elections were held in Mauritius on 7 November 2019.

Electoral system[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

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 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]

Turnout for the election was 76.84%, a 2% increase from the 2014 elections.[3]

Party Votes % Seats
Elected Top-up Total
Mauritian Alliance (MSMMLMAGPM) 38
National Alliance (PTrPMSDMJCB) 14
Mauritian Militant Movement 8
Rodrigues People's Organisation 2
Other parties 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 100 62
Registered voters/Turnout 76.84
Source: Electoral Commission

References[edit]

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