December 12, 2014

ALL ALONG THE ANGLOSPHERE:

Mauritius opposition wins surprise landslide victory (Deutsche Welle, 12/12/14)

Final results released on Friday showed an opposition coalition led by ex-President Anerood Jugnauth winning Mauritius' parliamentary elections by a large margin.

Jugnauth's center-right Alliance Lepep snatched 47 of the 62 seats in parliament, leaving Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam's coalition to lick its wounds with just 13. [...]

The vote was seen as a referendum on constitutional reform, with a majority of voters apparently balking at a recent government proposal to boost presidential powers by holding direct elections for the post. Mauritius' president, a largely ceremonial position, is currently elected by parliament.

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