Mauritius: Women's representation in the 2005 National Assembly
Updated May 2010
The elections took place on July 3, 2005 and the voter turnout was 81.5% (Kasenally 2009, 288).
Up to eight seats can be allocated to "best losers" by the Electoral Supervisory Commission "[i]n order to ensure a fair and adequate representation of each community", in terms of Section 38 of the Constitution of 1968 (see Elklit, J 2005 Electoral system for Parliament in Mauritius for details). In 2010 seven best loser seats were allocated.
Alliance Sociale, led by Prime Minister Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam, was a coalition of the Mauritius Labour Party (MLP/PTr), Mouvement Militant Socialiste Mauricienne (MMSM), Mouvement Socialiste Démocrate (MSD and Parti Mauricien Xavier Duval (PMXD).
Alliance MSM/MMM, led by the Leader of the Opposition Paul Bérenger was a coalition of the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM), Mouvement Socialiste Mauricien (MSM) and Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate (PMSD).
A - All seats
W - Women's seats
%W - Precentage women
|Coalition/Party||Candidates||Elected seats||Best loser seats||Total seats|
|Organisation du Peuple Rodriguais (OPR)||2||0||0.0||2||0||0.0||0||0||-||2||0||0|
|Mouvement Rodriguais (MR)||2||0||0.0||0||0||0.0||2||0||0||2||0||0|
Chiror 2005, 11, 13.
CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS 1968, [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/AssemblySite/menuitem.ee3d58b2c32c60451251701065c521ca/ [opens new window] (accessed 7 May 2010).
CHIRORO, B 2005, Engendering Democracy Through the Ballot Box in the Mauritius 2005 Elections [PDF], EISA Occasional Paper 37.