Mauritian general election, 1982

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Mauritian general election, 1982
Mauritius
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All 60 seats in the National Assembly
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Sir Anerood Jugnauth Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Leader Sir Anerood Jugnauth Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Party MMM Labour Party
Alliance MMM/PSM
Leader since 1976 1961
Leader's seat Piton & Riviere Du Rempart Pamplemousses and Triolet
Last election 34 seats 28 seats
Seats before 34 28
Seats won 42 2
Seat change Increase 8 Decrease 26
Popular vote 906,800 357,385
Percentage 63.0% 24.8%
Swing Increase 22.1% Decrease 16.9%

Prime Minister before election

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Labour Party

Subsequent Prime Minister

Sir Anerood Jugnauth
MMM

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General elections were held in Mauritius on 11 June 1982. 360 candidates representing 22 parties contested the election,[1] the result of which was a victory for the Mauritian Militant Movement-Mauritian Socialist Party alliance, which won all 60 of the directly elected mainland seats.[2]

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",[3] although following this election, only four "best loser" seats were awarded. Voter turnout was 87.3%.[4]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Constituency Best-loser Total
Mauritian Militant Movement 906,800 63.0 60 0 42 +8
Mauritian Socialist Party 18 New
National Alliance Party* 357,385 24.8 0 2 2 -26
Mauritian Social Democrat Party 120,412 8.4 0 2 2 -6
Rodrigues People's Organisation 16,129 1.1 2 0 2 +2
Mauritian Islamic Party 9,334 0.6 0 0 0 New
Independent Forward Bloc 6,134 0.4 0 0 0 0
Mauritian Democratic Union 1,558 0.1 0 0 0 0
National Liberation Front 1,352 0.1 0 0 0 New
Liberal Movement of the North 910 0.1 0 0 0 New
Mauritius Young Labour Movement 523 0.0 0 0 0 New
Republican Centre Party 454 0.0 0 0 0 0
Independent Democratic Movement 334 0.0 0 0 0 New
Socialist Zenes 265 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritian Radical Movement 255 0.0 0 0 0 New
Organisation of Mauritian People 189 0.0 0 0 0 New
Tamil Fraternity of Mauritius-Hindu Progressive Movement 118 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritian Socialist Congress 115 0.0 0 0 0 New
Dhravediennes United Party 96 0.0 0 0 0 New
Independents 15,393 1.1 0 0 0 0
Total 1,438,816 100 62 6 66 -4
Source: Nohlen et al.

* The National Alliance Party was an alliance of Labour Party, the Muslim Committee of Action and dissidents from the Mauritian Social Democrat Party.

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