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Mauritius: The election promises targeting young people are multiplying on both sides on the eve of legislative elections




While the early parliamentary elections in Mauritius is around the corner with an electoral event scheduled on December 10, the two main blocks of clashing alliance targeting youth. Electoral promises of the two rival camps are increasing and brush in across the bristle direction of young electorate.
 
The Labour Party (Ptr) and his new ally the MMM (Mauricien Militant Mauricien) have proposed the payment of an allocation of 1,000 to 3,000 rupees (1) to unemployed graduates in case of victory. The suppression of the surcharge of 10 cents on each SMS sent is also advanced by the alliance red-purple to attract young voters.
 
For its part, the alliance of Le Peuple (2) has committed that once elected it will serve free Wifi, in the island, a measure that should be favorably perceived by young Mauritians.
 
The support for studying abroad for unemployed graduates who wish to acquire new skills was also mentioned by the future Minister of Finance, Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo, and this, if the Le Peuple alliance wins the elections, as indicates the Le Défi Quotidien newspaper.
 
(1) One euro roughly equivalent to 41 rupees
(2) Le Peuple alliance includes the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM), PMSD (Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate) and  Mouvement Libérateur* (ML)



Umee Ruhomally


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