Mauritian general election, 1953

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General elections were held in Mauritius on 26 and 27 August 1953.[1] The result was a victory for the Labour Party, which won 13 of the 19 elected seats on the Legislative Council.[2] However, as with the 1948 election, the Governor-General Hillary Blood appointed twelve conservatives to the Council, largely to ensure the dominance of English and French speakers.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Labour Party 13
Ralliement Mauricien 2
Independents 4
Appointed members 12
Total 31
Source: Selvon

By constituency[edit]

Constituency Candidate Votes % Notes
Grand Port-Savanne Sookdeo Bissoondoyal (Independent) 6,563 17.8 Elected
Goinsamy Venkatasamy (Independent) 6,152 16.7 Elected
Louis Philippe Rozemont (Labour Party) 5,222 14.2 Elected
Marie Léon Alfred Montocchio 5,132 13.9
Jynarain Roy 4,738 12.9
Juggurnauth Bedaysee 4,262 11.6
Rajmohansing Jomadar 1,535 4.2
Sïmon Rajcoomar Ramjuttun 1,045 2.8
Louis Joseph Coralie 566 1.5
Joseph Robert Marquet 527 1.4
Abdool Ahmed Khan Juhoor 402 1.1
Coonjbeeharry Dwarkasingh 282 0.8
Ramanah Appadoo 205 0.6
Seebarun Keetarut 102 0.3
Rajack Juggessur 71 0.2
Moka-Flacq Ackbar Gujadhur (Independent) 6,100 19.2 Elected
Satcam Boolell (Independent) 4,882 15.4 Elected
Veerasamy Ringadoo (Labour Party) 4,709 14.8 Elected
Ramsoumer Balgobin 4,701 14.8
Satyadeo Salabee 4,550 14.3
Marie Joseph Jacques Robert Rey 4,284 13.5
Ashrufaly Bhunnoo 1,176 3.7
Joseph Renald Laventure 679 2.1
Appalsamy Jaganah 449 1.4
Edgar Hector 273 0.9
Pamplemousses-
Rivière du Rempart
Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (Labour Party) 5,031 18.5 Elected
Aunauth Beejadhur (Labour Party) 4,732 17.4 Elected
Harilal Ranchhordas Vaghjee (Labour Party) 4,394 16.2 Elected
Radhamohun Gujadhur 3,884 14.3
Jean Antoine Henri Latham-koenig 3,770 13.9
Harryparsad Ramnarain 3,395 12.5
Pitambar Teeluck-dharry 1,115 4.1
Donald Dieudonné Francis 804 3.0
Plaines Wilhem-
Black River
Jules Koenig (Ralliement Mauricien) 12,496 9.0 Elected
Joseph Guy Forget (Labour Party) 10,674 7.7 Elected
Roopnarain Bhageerutty (Labour Party) 10,425 7.5 Elected
Louis Régis Chaperon (Labour Party) 10,388 7.5 Elected
Pierre Gérard Raymond Rault (Labour Party) 10,153 7.3 Elected
Françis Soocramanien Chadien (Labour Party) 10,010 7.2 Elected
Pierre Louis Gabriel France Rivalland 10,006 7.2
Marie Joseph Clément Dalais 9,951 7.1
Jean Raoul Lamaletie 9,843 7.1
Sylvain Piarroux 8,794 6.3
Henri Gaston Vellin 8,465 6.1
Guy André Labauve D'Arifat 7,571 5.4
Henry Jean Ythier 4,668 3.4
Jean Loïs La Vieux 3,620 2.6
Esaïe David 1,695 1.2
Félix Laventure 1,576 1.1
Moonasur Kooraram 1,299 0.9
Jules Maurice Curé 1,273 0.9
Gunnoo Gangaram 923 0.7
Louise Marie Emilienne Rochecouste 710 0.5
Marie Léon Antoine Pologne 661 0.5
Henri René Stanislas Bouloux 566 0.4
Jacques Clency Dinan 494 0.4
Bernadette Céline 454 0.3
Sujjun Rivermatabudul 419 0.3
Dunputh Luckeenarain 415 0.3
B. Narain Lallah 411 0.3
Juggarnath Goburdhun 376 0.3
Stephen Manicum Aroomanayagum 323 0.2
Marie Isis Coelio Moutia 260 0.2
Malcane Bhookhun 237 0.2
Joseph Lewis Hugon 115 0.1
Port Louis Guy Rozemont (Labour Party) 7,878 13.6 Elected
Renganaden Seeneevassen (Labour Party) 7,203 12.5 Elected
Charles Edgar Millien (Labour Party) 7,034 12.2 Elected
Abdul Razack Mohamed (Ralliement Mauricien) 6,880 11.9 Elected
Julius Alexandre Alfred Bhujoharry 6,875 11.9
Issop Moussa Badat 6,515 11.3
Jules Henri Constantin 5,841 10.1
Jean Victor Ducasse 5,516 9.6
Joseph Marcel Mason 1,327 2.3
Samuel Benjamin Emile 1,238 2.1
William Raymond Dupré 788 1.4
Maswood Phul 413 0.7
Pierre Jules L'Aiguille 224 0.4
'Total 292,735 100
Source: Election Commission

References[edit]

  1. ^ Results of the General Election for the Mauritius Legislative Council Electoral Commission
  2. ^ Sydney Selvon A New Comprehensive History of Mauritius Vol 1, p127
  3. ^ Mauritius - Towards independence Library of Congress Country Studies