Mauritian general election, 1987

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Mauritian general election, 1987
Mauritius
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All 70 seats in the National Assembly
35 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Sir Anerood Jugnauth MMM Flag
Leader Sir Anerood Jugnauth Prem Nababsing
Party MSM MMM
Leader since 1983 1987
Leader's seat Piton & Riviere Du Rempart Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes
Last election 46 seats 21 seats
Seats before 46 21
Seats won 44 24
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 3
Popular vote 675,757 789,268
Percentage 40.3 47.3%
Swing Decrease 12% Increase 0.9%

Prime Minister before election

Sir Anerood Jugnauth
MSM

Subsequent Prime Minister

Sir Anerood Jugnauth
MSM

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General elections were held in Mauritius on 30 August 1987. The result was a victory for the Alliance, composed of the Labour Party, the Mauritian Socialist Movement and the Mauritian Social Democrat Party, which won 44 of the 70 seats.[1]

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] Voter turnout was 85%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Constituency Best-loser Total
Union† 789,268 47.3 21 3 24 +2
Alliance* 675,757 40.3 39 5 44 -2
Mauritian Social Democrat Party 141,878 8.5
Rodrigues People's Organisation 17,044 1.0 2 0 2 0
Rodrigues People's Grouping 11,826 0.7 0 0 0 New
Lalit 8,723 0.5 0 0 0 0
Mauritian People's Party 3,794 0.2 0 0 0 0
MTS 2,077 0.1 0 0 0 New
OMT-FNAS 1,529 0.1 0 0 0 New
MEM/PE 678 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritian Future 676 0.0 0 0 0 New
National Mauritius Muslim Rights 606 0.0 0 0 0 New
Progressive Socialist Movement 590 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritian Planters Movement 524 0.0 0 0 0 New
Rally for the Economy and Development 512 0.0 0 0 0 New
Socialist Movement of the South 459 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mario Fabien Grouping 362 0.0 0 0 0 New
Tamil Fraternity of Mauritius 240 0.0 0 0 0 New
People's Democratic Movement 117 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritian National Party 57 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritius United Party 54 0.0 0 0 0 New
Mauritian Unity Organisation 41 0.0 0 0 0 New
Independents 11,927 0.7 0 0 0 0
Total 1,668,739 100 62 8 70 +4
Source: Nohlen et al., EISA

* The Alliance was an alliance of the two factions of the Labour Party (9 seats), the Mauritian Socialist Movement (31 seats - 26 constituency and 5 "best loser") and the Mauritian Social Democrat Party (4 seats).

† The Union was an alliance of the Mauritian Militant Movement (24 seats), the Democratic Labour Movement and the Socialist Workers' Front.

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 EISA
  3. ^ Mauritius: 1987 Legislative Assembly election results EISA