23 April 2014
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Friday, 11 April 2014 09:00

Between Scylla and Charybdis

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A former Labour minister, Joseph Tsang Mang Kin, says in an article published in Le Défi Plus: “Far from a democratic renewal or the upgrading of the electoral system, it (the electoral reform project) contains dangerous proposals that bring the country under the control of political parties.”
Charles Dickens, the famous English writer of the 19th century, writes in his novel, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair; we had everything before us, we had nothing before us; we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.”
The debates on electoral reforms are going full throttle ever since the Prime Minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam presented the Consultation Paper on Electoral Reforms some two weeks ago. Interestingly enough, the threshold of 10% for proportional representation and financing of political parties have taken centre stage.
Friday, 11 April 2014 05:00

Pal proposals on the white paper for ELECTORAL REFORM

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The Parti Action Liberal (PAL) is a historical political party dating back to the beginning of the 20th Century with Dr Eugene Laurent and Manilall Doctor as its founding fathers.
The main purpose of the speed cameras , among others ,is to instill driving discipline to drivers with a view to reducing, not to say eliminating completely, road accidents of whatever nature.
The present electoral system has served its purpose and has outlived its shelf life as demonstrated in the Sachs, Carcassonne, Collendavelloo and Sithanen’s reports.
Monday, 07 April 2014 22:30

Le parti pris de Democracy Watch

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En parcourant le dernier bulletin de Democracy Watch Mauritius (DWM) consacré au White Paper du Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam ayant trait aux propositions de réforme de notre système électoral, je constate que dans votre analyse du jour  [ndlr : analyse de DWM] vous avez manqué non seulement de discernement, mais vous vous êtes rendus coupables de parti pris et vous avez péché par omission. Vous mentionnez Jack Bizlall, Malenn Oodiah, Anil Gayan et Rajen Bablee, entre autres, mais vous ne soufflez pas un mot sur la prise de position révolutionnaire de l’ancien ministre des Arts et de la Culture, Joseph Tsang Mang Kin (TMK), qui, lui, a remis en question l’actuel système électoral uninominal à un tour avec les 20 circonscriptions à 3 députés et proposé à la place un redécoupage du pays en 80 circonscriptions à un député chacun pour 11,000 votants. 
Sunday, 06 April 2014 07:00

« Sapp dan karay, tomb dan dife »

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C’est l’ancien ministre travailliste Joseph Tsang Mang Kin qui le dit dans une tribune publiée dans Le Défi Plus : « Loin de renouveler la démocratie ou de moderniser le système électoral, il (le projet de réforme électorale) contient des propositions dangereuses qui mettent le pays à la merci des partis politiques ».
Sunday, 06 April 2014 06:55

L’exemple français

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La débâcle des Socialistes aux municipales de dimanche dernier en France, deux ans à peine après l'alternance au plus haut sommet de l'État, doit susciter une profonde réflexion chez les dirigeants politiques mauriciens.
Friday, 04 April 2014 07:46

In the name of democracy

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The Egyptian people are ready, in the name of democracy, to choose, amid fervour, its present dictator and future executioner, Generalissimo Abdul Fattah Al Sissi. The latter, who overthrew President Mohamed Morsi and his government, both democratically elected, announced his candidacy for President of the (Arab) Republic of Egypt on Wednesday 26 March 2014. Two days earlier, a court pronounced a death sentence against 528 persons, mostly supporters of the ex- Muslim Brotherhood political party, former winner of the first post- revolution ( January 21, 2012 ) democratic elections, now considered by the military as a terrorist movement.
Friday, 04 April 2014 07:45

Why move so fast on electoral reforms?

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The leader of the Opposition and of the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM), Mr. Paul Bérenger, has been upping the drama sketches by insisting that the Consultation Paper on Electoral Reforms is a step forward, while insisting that a new alliance between his party and the Mauritius Labour Party is ruled out.
My dear Billy,
Our Prime Minister has at long last submitted his proposals for what he thinks are going to improve the electoral system in Mauritius.

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