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Mauritius: Early Municipal elections scheduled on beginning of June




* The Lepep alliance in power in Mauritius since December 2014 and headed by Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, reminded the electors the polls of the five cities of the country for an early municipal poll which is officially scheduled on Sunday June 7.
 
The Mauritian government has wished for several weeks that the vote takes place before the fasting month of Ramadan which begins in mid-June in Mauritius and thus surfing the wave of favorable opinions of a majority of the population for his work at the head of the country.
 
Enough to embarrass the opposition parties with a Mouvement Militant Mauricien which has experienced significant defections in its ranks, and the leader Paul Bérenger, weakened after his electoral alliance with the Labor Party (PTr) that ended in electoral debacle. The PTr is on its side still reeling from the unexpected setback the last general election and the Reds are still recovering from cases related to former Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam.
 
As a reminder, the last municipal elections had been held in December 2012. The mandate of elected municipal officials should come expire by the end of 2018.
 
* The Lepep alliance brings together the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MSM), PMSD (Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate) and the Mouvement Libérateur (ML)



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