ElectionGudie

May 27, 2019 Confirmed

Madagascar

Republic of Madagascar

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Malagasy National Assembly)

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At stake in this Election:

  • 151 seats in the National Assembly

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Andry Nirina RAJOELINA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Christian NTSAY
  • Assembly: The Parliament of Madagascar consists of two chambers, the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) and the Senate (Sénat).

Electoral System:

  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 87 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 64 members are elected by single non-transferable vote in two-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms. In the Senate (Sénat), 22 members are appointed by regional legislatures to serve 5-year terms and 11 members are appointed by the President to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in this Election:*

  • With President Andry Rajoelina / Miaraka Amin'ny Prezida Andry Rajoelina (MAPAR)
    • Seats won in last election: 49
  • Coalition: We Are All With Andry Rajoelina / Isika Rehetra Miaraka amin’i Andry Rajoelina (IRD)**
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Tiako I Madagasikara (TIM)
    • Leader: Marc Ravalomanana
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • LEADER – Fanilo
    • Leader: Rabesa Zafera ANTOINE
    • Seats won in last election: 5
  • Independents and Minor Parties
    • Seats won in last election: 53

* There are 85 parties in this election. A full list of the candidates by party is available here. Of the 810 total candidates, 459 are independents, 111 from IRD, and 65 from TIM.

** This coalition is composed of the Young Malagasies Determined (Tanora Malagasy Vonona, TGV), Malagasy Miara-Miainga, MMM, Hiaraka Isika, Judged by Your Work Party (Asa Vita no Ifampitsarana, Akaiky ny Vahoaka Indrindra, AVI), National Unity, Freedom and Development (Firaisam-pirenena, Fahalalahana syn y Fampandrosoana, FFF), Liaraike, the Party Where the People Are the Priority (Antoko ny Vahoaka Aloha No Andrianina, AVANA), and the Madagascar Green Party (Antoko Maitso Hasin’i Madagasikara, AMHM). 

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 26,969,642 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 10,154,639

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 13,516,485 (2019 est.)
  • Is Madagascar a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
  • Has Madagascar ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 March 1989)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 29 of 151 (19.2%) in the National Assembly; 13 of 63 (20.6%) in the Senate
  • Human Development Index Position: 161 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is Madagascar a signatory to CRPD: Yes (25 September 2007)
  • Has Madagascar ratified CRPD: Yes (12 June 2015)
  • Population with a disability: 3,571,902 (est.)