Madagascar: 1989 National People's Assembly election results

Updated June 2010

From 1975 until 1990 no parties or political groups were permitted to partake in public life and in elections except those affiliated to the National Front for the Defense of the Revolution (FNDR, Front National pour la Defense de la Révolution—FNDR) which was dominated by the ruling Vanguard for the Malagasy Revolution (AREMA, Avant Garde de la Révolution Malgache).

The election was held on 28 May 1989. The election was due in 1998, but it was postponed by eight months to enable it to be held concurrently with the presidential election due in that year (Interparliamentary Union 1989).

Voting statistics

Registered voters 5 741 974
Votes cast 4 283 512
% Turnout 74.60
Valid votes 4 167 358
Invalid votes 116 154
% Invalid 2.71

Table source

Interparliamentary Union 1989; Nunley 2007.

Results by party

Party Votes % Votes Seats % Seats
Vanguard of the Malagasy Revolution (AREMA, Avant Garde de la Révolution Malgache) 2 785 448 66.84 120 87.59
Movement for Proletarian Power (MFM, Parti luttant pour le puovoir des Prolétaires) 460 268 11.04 7 5.11
Popular Movement for National Unity (VONJY/VITM, Vonjy Iray Tsy Mivaky) 404 959 9.72 4 2.92
Congress Party for Malagasy Independence - Scientifuc Socialism (AKFM-KDRSM, Parti du Congrés pour l'Indépendance de Madagascar - Socialisme Scientifique) 256 255 6.15 2 1.46
Congress Party for the Independence of Madagascar - Renewal (AKFM-Renewal, Antoky Kongresy Fahaleonvantenani Madagaskar-Fanavaozana) 175 824 4.22 3 2.19
National Movement for the Independence of Madagascar (MONIMA, Mouvement National pour l'Indépendance de Madagascar) 66 627 1.60 1 0.73
Malagasy Christian Democratic Union (UDECMA) 17 9740 0.43 0 0.00
Total 4 167 355 100.00 137 100.00

Table source

Interparliamentary Union 1989.

Reference

INTERPARLIAMENTARY UNION 1989 "Madagascar Parliamentary Chamber: Antenimieram-Pirenena - Assemblée nationale, elections held in 1989", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2193_89.htm [opens new window] (accessed 22 June 2010).

NUNLEY, AC 2007 "Elections in Madagascar" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/mg.html [opens new window] (accessed 22 June 2010).