20 December 2014
Friday, 05 December 2014 09:04
Mauritius is going to the polls on Wednesday 10 December. A total of 936,976 registered voters (including 28,785 from Rodrigues) will be called upon to elect 62 (sixty for the twenty constituencies in Mauritius and two from Rodrigues) persons who will represent them at the National Assembly. Voters have a choice among the 739 officially registered candidates.
Friday, 28 November 2014 07:30
The beginning of this week was marked by the Nomination Day held on Monday. As many as 739 candidates filed in their nomination papers for the 62 seats at the National Assembly. Participation of women in this exercise reached 17,32%, still very far from the SADC target of 30% of women participation in national elections.
Friday, 07 November 2014 09:00
Exactly one month has elapsed since the National Assembly was dissolved and still there does not seem to be any sign of the publication of the Writ of Elections by the President of the Republic, Mr Kailash Purryag.
Friday, 17 October 2014 14:00
The stand of the government regarding the role of Parliamentary Private Secretaries is still unclear in the wake of the dissolution of the National Assembly as from 6 October last. Can they still benefit from their salaries and other privileges including use of their offices at the National Development Unit (NDU), protection by officers of VIPSU and use of government vehicles?
Friday, 10 October 2014 07:51
The dissolution of the National Assembly by the President of the Republic Mr. Kailash Purryag as from Monday 6 October marks the call for snap general elections. The date on which these elections will be held still remains a mystery although the two main political blocs are officially kicking off the electoral campaign on Sunday.
Friday, 03 October 2014 14:00
The Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam, announced the adjournment of the National Assembly on 22 July 2014 during a night session, stating by 7 October, it will be resumed. The schedule of the PM was heavily loaded with activities, which was the reason for the adjournment.
Friday, 03 October 2014 09:17
So, the stage is set for general elections. The return of the Prime Minister Dr Navin Ramgoolam to the country during the week-end should make things clearer in terms of political agenda. It is very likely that the National Assembly will be dissolved either on Sunday or on Monday.
Friday, 06 June 2014 07:31
If Mauritius was not basically a democracy, people would have probably resorted to other means, less peaceful maybe, to make their political leaders become more reasonable. However, the actions of the latter are no longer a laughing matter. Their modus operandi is just disgusting.
Friday, 09 May 2014 14:00
The National Assembly resumes its sitting on Tuesday 13 May after it was adjourned on 22 April for the preparation of draft bill on Electoral Reform and week before the preparations of celebrations to mark Labour Day on 1 May.
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:50
Dead bodies, ethics, politics and legal mishaps made a strange mix during Tuesday’s parliamentary session, all said and done in a cool atmosphere, surely because the subject on the agenda of the Private Notice Question of the Leader of the Opposition was more a matter of respect rather than that of marking points to gain political mileage.
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