Mauritian general election, 1948

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General elections were held in Mauritius in August 1948. They were the first under a new constitution, which established a Legislative Council with 19 elected members, 12 appointed members and 3 ex officio members,[1] and expanded the franchise to all adults who could write their name in one of the island's languages.[2] They were won by the Labour Party led by Guy Rozemont,[3] with eleven of the 19 elected seats won by Hindus. However, the Governor-General Donald Mackenzie-Kennedy appointed twelve conservatives to the Council, largely to ensure the dominance of English and French speakers.[2]

Results[edit]

The elections were held over two days, with Port Louis and Plaines Wilhems-Rivière Noire voting on 9 August and the remainder voting on 10 August.[4]

Constituency Candidate Votes % Notes
Port Louis Guy Rozemont 7,257 16.4 Elected
Charles Edgard Millien 7,169 16.2 Elected
Renganaden Seeneevassen 5,257 11.9 Elected
Samuel Benjamin Emile 4,782 10.8 Elected
François Gabriel Martial 4,350 9.9
Abdool Razack Mohamed 4,331 9.8
Alphonse Gontrand Zamudio 3,275 7.4
Cassam Mamode Nazroo 2,498 5.7
Louis François Raynald Moutia 2,269 5.1
Ajum Dahal 1,992 4.5
Joseph Marcel Mason 516 1.2
Louis Frank Noël Nellan 457 1.0
Plaines Wilhem-
Black River
Jules Marie Joseph Louis Maurice Jean Koenig 10,129 11.4 Elected
Louise Marie Emilienne Rochecouste 9,329 10.5 Elected
Peter Gérard Raymond Rault 8,195 9.3 Elected
Dunputh Luckeenarain 7,988 9.0 Elected
Joseph Guy Forget 7,436 8.4 Elected
Louis Raoul Rivet 7119 8.0 Elected
Paul Maurice Laurence Nairac 6,147 6.9
Moonasur Kooraram 6,099 6.9
Félix Conrad Laventure 5,681 6.4
Jean Raoul Lamalétie 5,354 6.1
Amédée Poupard 5,290 6.0
Jacques Sizefroi Esaïe David 5,069 5.7
Rechad Ben Noorooya 4,250 4.8
Marie Eugène Grégoire 397 0.4
Grand Port-Savanne Sookdeo Bissoondoyal 5,612 18.7 Elected
Jaynarain Roy 5,174 17.3 Elected
Juggurnauth Bedaysee 4,707 15.7 Elected
Charles Henri Raymond Hein 3,480 11.6
Marie Louis Philippe Rozemont 2,908 9.7
Wilfrid L'etang 2,757 9.2
Mamode Ismael Ghanty 2,629 8.8
Dayanandsing Ramdin 2,183 7.3
Louis Antoine Marcel Marrier D'unienville 540 1.8
Pamplemousses-
Rivière du Rempart
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam 5,982 23.4 Elected
Harilall Ranchhordas Vaghjee 5,655 22.2 Elected
Aunauth Beejadhur 5,118 20.1 Elected
Jean Philippe Lagesse 2,846 11.2
Radhamohun Gujadhur 2,082 8.2
Donald Francis 1,370 5.4
Ramawad Sewgobind 1,087 4.3
Ramsoondar Baboolall 577 2.3
Ramchundur Goburdhun 405 1.6
Rampartab Allgoo 397 1.6
Moka-Flacq Sookdeosing Balgobin 4,737 18.2 Elected
Bhagwan Gujadhur 4,602 17.7 Elected
Ramsoomer Balgobin 4,544 17.5 Elected
Alexis Désire Fernand Leclézio 4,472 17.2
Ackbar Gujadhur 3,139 12.1
Ismaël Peeroo 2,600 10.0
Satyadev Salabee 1,929 7.4
Total 214,168 100
Source: Electoral Commission

References[edit]

  1. ^ History and Information Mauritius Permanent Mission to the UN
  2. ^ a b Mauritius: Toward Independence Country Data
  3. ^ History Mauritius UK Connection
  4. ^ Results of the General Election for the Mauritius Legislative Council held on 9/10 August Electoral Commission