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Mauritian PM dissolves parliament and announces November general election

Last updated on October 6, 2019

Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament on Sunday and said the Indian Ocean island could hold a general election on November 7.

The nation, a favorite tourist destination and one of Africa’s most stable countries, holds elections every five decades, with the previous one in 2014.

By legislation, the nation has between 30 and 150 days to organise elections following the prime minister dissolves parliament.

“I have counseled the president of this republic to dissolve Parliament and also to question the writ for general elections,” he explained at a video announcement, adding that voting will be on November 7.

Jugnauth, 57, who’s also finance minister, will look for a second term as chief of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM). He’s served as prime minister as 2017 when he took over from his dad, Anerood Jugnauth.