At a regional congress of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM) in Mauritius' Piton/Riviere-du-Rempart constituency, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced that his government will not call for general elections before the end of their current term. The congress took place at Plaine-des-Papayes, a region known for its rich political history.
Autonomy and Authority
Jugnauth, demonstrating his authority as the Prime Minister, emphasized that the decision of the election dates rests solely with him. He expressed this in the local Creole language, saying, "Decision pou desid dat eleksion zeneral, mo tousel ki desid sa." This translates to, "The decision to decide the date of the general elections, I alone decide that."
Commitment to Complete the Term
While acknowledging that he is not a 'faiseur' or a maker, Jugnauth confirmed his government's commitment to complete its term. He stressed on the ongoing work that his government has yet to accomplish. This statement comes in the backdrop of increasing political pressure and speculations about early elections.
Criticism and Accusations
In his address, Jugnauth also sharply criticized his political opponents, labeling them as 'fraudsters.' He accused some of harbouring aspirations for power, not for the welfare of the people, but for personal enjoyment. These accusations underscore the heightened political tensions in Mauritius.
Achievements and Future Goals
Jugnauth highlighted various measures undertaken by his government during the current term. He took the opportunity to remind the attendees of the regional congress about the government's achievements, further solidifying his commitment to complete the term and continue the ongoing work.
The announcement by Jugnauth adds a new dimension to the political landscape of Mauritius, as the country waits for the next general elections with bated breath.