Mauritius: Women's representation in the 2010 National Assembly

Updated May 2010

The elections took place on 5 May 2010 and the voter turnout was 77%.

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.

Women's representation

Key
A - All seats
W - Women's seats
%W - Precentage women
nd - No data
Coalition/Party Candidates Elected seats Best loser seats Total seats
A W %W A W %W A W %W A W %W
Alliance de l'avenir 60 13 21.7 41 7 17.1 4 2 50 45 9 20
Alliance du coeur 60 8 13.3 18 3 16.1 2 1 50 20 4 20
Front Solidarité Mauricienne (FSM) 60 nd - 1 0 0.0 0 0 - 1 0 0
Mouvement Rodriguais (MR) 2 0 0.0 2 0 0.0 0 0 - 2 0 0
Organisation du Peuple Rodriguais (OPR) 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0.0 1 0 0
Total 182 21 17.2* 62 10 16.1 7 3 43 69 13 18.84

* Figure for FSM excluded from calculation.

Table sources

EISA 2010 2010 National Assembly elections results overview; Independent Daily 2010a; Independent Daily 2010a.

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).

INDEPENDENT DAILY 2010a "Only 10 out of 21 women candidates make it to the post", 7 May, 3.

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