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Vol 41 No 18

Published 15th September 2000


Mauritius

Disproportional

A quirky election result brings back old faces back to power again

This was not what was supposed to happen. The last-minute opposition alliance of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM) and the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) won three-quarters of the seats in Parliament in the 11 September polls, making the MSM's Aneerood Jugnauth the new Prime Minister, again. He held the post for 13 years until his electoral debacle of 1995.

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