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Elections in Rodrigues
 
Political Profile
Chief Executive: Pritam Singh Mattan [since March 2010]
Chief Commissioner: Louis Serge Clair (OPR) [since 11 February 2012] Following elections, the leader of the majority party in the Regional Assembly is designated Chief Commissioner.
Regional Assembly [unicameral] (21 Seats) Members are elected by direct popular vote using the mixed member proportional system - 12 in multi-member constituencies (local regions) using the first-past-the-post system, 6 through party-list proportional representation (island regions), and an additional 3 seats allocated through party-list proportional representation to ensure a majority of 50 percent plus one of the total number of seats; members serve 5-year terms.
Next Scheduled Regional Assembly Election: 2016
Political Parties: FPPR - Rodriguan Progressive People's Front, FPR - Rodriguan Patriotic Front, MIR - Rodriguan Independence Movement, MR - Rodriguan Movement, MSR - Rodriguan Socialist Movement, OPR - , RRR - Responsible Rodriguan Rally, RTR - Rodriguan Workers' Regrouping.
 
Election Results
 
Note: In elections to the regional assembly, each voter casts three votes. Two are cast for individual candidates in each of the six local regions. The remaining vote is cast for a registered political party who submitted a list of candidates for election as Regional Assembly members for the Island region using a proportional representation system.
 
29 September 2002 Regional Assembly Election

Registered Voters

27,778

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

20,094 (88.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     311

Total Valid Votes

19,783

Party Number of Votes % of Votes Number of Seats 12 (18)
Rodrigues People's Organization (OPR) 10,874 54.97% 8 (10)
Rodriguan Movement (MR) 8,617 43.56% 4 (8)
Rodriguan Socialist Movement (MSR) 177 0.89% -
Responsible Rodriguan Rally (RRR) 115 0.58% -
 
10 December 2006 Regional Assembly Election

Registered Voters

24,682

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

21,155 (85.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     340

Total Valid Votes

20,815

 
5 February 2012 Regional Assembly Election

Registered Voters

27,776

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

22,550 (81.2%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     683

Total Valid Votes

21,867