Mauritius: 2010 National Assembly elections results overview

Updated May 2010

The elections took place on 5 May 2010 and the voter turnout was 77.82% (684 768 voters of 879 897 registered).

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.

Coalitions

Alliance de l'avenir (Alliance of the Future) was a coalition of parties in government before the dissolution of Parliament on the 31 March 2010.
Alliance du coeur (Alliance of the Heart) was a coalition of parties on the opposition benches at that time. The two coalitions fielded 60 candidates each.

See Parties and coalitions that contested the 2010 National Assembly election for the details of the coalitions and parties.

Results overview

Coalition/Party % votes Candidates Elected seats Best loser seats Total seats % seats
Alliance de l'avenir 49.31 60 41 4 45 65.22
Alliance du coeur 42.46 60 18 2 20 28.99
Front Solidarité Mauricienne (FSM) 2.54 60 1 0 1 1.45
Mouvement Rodriguais (MR) 1.04 2 2 0 2 2.90
Organisation du Peuple Rodriguais (OPR) 0.93 2 0 1 1 1.45
Others 3.72 0 0 0 0 0
Total 100.00 182 62 7 69 100.01

Table sources

EISA 2010 Number of candidates by party 2010 National Assembly election; Elctoral Commissioner's Office 2010; Independent Daily 2010a; Independent Daily 2010b; DUBBELMAN 2010 "2010.

References

CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF MAURITIUS 1968, [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/AssemblySite/menuitem.ee3d58b2c32c60451251701065c521ca/ [opens new window] (accessed 7 May 2010).

ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER'S OFFICE 2010 "Results of the National Assembly Elections held on 5 May 2010" and pages following, [www] http://www.gov.mu/portal/site/eco/menuitem.9f73b64c918f0cb5d61f2e9848a521ca/?content_id=e53b08357b268210VgnVCM1000000a04a8c0RCRD [opens new window] (accessed 9 May 2010).

INDEPENDENT DAILY 2010a "Winner's Gallery", 7 May, 2.

INDEPENDENT DAILY 2010b "7 best losers appointed", 8 May, 1(150), 1.

DUBBELMAN, B 2010 "2010 National Assembly election results" IN Mauritius: Postelection Report, [www] http://www.polity.org.za/article/mauritius-postelection-report-2010-05-20 [opens new window] (accessed 24 May 2010).