Today, I feel proud. Proud to be a true Mauritian!
Results are now final. L’alliance LEPEP wins the elections with a total of 47 seats while PTR/MMM got only 13 seats. The defeat of Navin Ramgoolam in his own constituency, the No 5 (Triolet / Pamplemousses) should be written in the history of Mauritius. Ranked at the 4th position, he can’t even enter the national parliament as a member of the opposition. However, the exiting leader of opposition, Paul Berenger scored very badly too, but succeeded in securing the 3rd place in his constituency, enough for him to enter the parliament in the opposition party.
The final results as displayed by l’express :
This year’s election is the proof that Mauritians are not that stupid as Navin and Paul thought!!!
Like thousands of people all around the country, I’m very glad to see that Mauritians have realised that the country badly needed a change. A change which became more than necessary especially after the numerous scandals and problems faced in the country, ruled by the Labour Party for the past 9 years now while the last elections were held in May 2010. The population used their right to vote against the current government as a saction vote. Through this election, the electorate has also massively rejected the project of second republic proposed by the current government of Navin Ramgoolam, in coalition with the opposition party, lead by Paul Berenger. You can read more in my previous post here.
The number 23 is unlucky for the Ramgoolam
Jagdish Seebaruth has rightly forecast Navin’s defeat in the edition of “Triolet News”, published on 8 December 2014. I quote :
“Le chiffre 23 pourrait marquer à jamais la vie du Premier Ministre sortant . Son père, feu Sir Seewoosagar Ramgoolam, était aux commandes du Parti Travailliste pendant 23 ans. Maintenant, les observateurs politiques, surtout ceux qui pratiquent une forte croyance dans l’astrologie et la superstition, soutiennent que le chiffre de 23 ans pourrait recréer une histoire pareil pour Navin Ramgoolam.
Navin Ramgoolam avait fait son entrée en politique en 1991. En 2014, sois exactement 23 ans après, il brigue de nouveau les suffrages. Est ce que le chiffre ’23’ pourrait jouer un tour au Premier Ministre tout comme son père?”
He should now say bye to Sournack, socio-cultural thugs, his pti copains and rodères boutes to whom he gave away our island’s assets such as lands and beaches. Now, he should be careful about his moves because Sir Aneerood Jugnauth promised that he will re-open several police cases and if needed, he will send Navin to jail 🙂
The electoral campaign
Personally, I believe that the private radios and social networks played a very important role during this general elections while there was a very unfair practice by the national television, MBC, in regards to the coverage given to parties other than that currently forming the government. It is without any doubt that the success of the clip “Viré Mam” contributed a lot in this campaign, leaving a huge impact on the electorate while being the talk of the town for several weeks!
A few cases of electoral bribes have been reported, although unofficially and hopefully, the authorities can now investigate the matter. The national television, accused of manipulating videos broadcasts, were sent away from each and every political meeting of the winning team. On the other hand, the members of the government have not participated in any political debate on the private radios probably because they did not want to face humiliation when publicly confronted to the l’alliance Lepep. A sad news during the electoral campaign is the death of a political agent in a road accident.
Parti Malin in No 5 (Triolet / Pamplemousses)
On behalf of every fan, big thanks to the leader of the Parti Malin, Danrajsing Aubeeluck for his participation and presence around the island, even though he gathered only around 793 votes. As usual, people did not believe in him. He did predict a defeat of Navin Ramgoolam in No 5! Before writing the last words of this post, I wanted to share this fb post :
Now, the new government should always keep in mind that the population have high expectations for the next years to come.
Looking forward for a new Mauritius, in every possible way…
Vive l’alliance LEPEP et l’Ile Maurice!