Incumbent PM wins Mauritian elections after party secures parliamentary majority

PORT LOUIS, Nov 9 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Mauritius’ ruling Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) has won more than half of the seats in parliament, securing incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth a five-year term, the final election results showed on Friday.

MSM won 38 of the 62 seats up for grabs while its rivals, the Labour Party and the Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM), garnered 13 and 9 seats respectively, the election commission said.

Two seats on the island of Rodrigues were won by the Organisation of the People of Rodrigues (OPR) party.

Parliamentary election kicks off in Mauritius

PORT LOUIS, Nov 8 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Parliamentary election kicks off in Mauritius on Thursday to elect 70 members of the country’s unicameral parliament.

Voters will elect directly 62 members of the national assembly while the 8 additional “best loser” will be appointed to fulfill the 70 seats of the national assembly for a five-year term.

The election, which will decide who runs the government for the next five years, was the first since Pravind Kumar Jugnauth succeeded his father in 2017 as prime minister when the elder Jugnauth stepped down.

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