PORT LOUIS -Two main opposition parties in Mauritius held a massive rally in the capital, Port Louis, to protest against Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth decision to hand power to his son, Pravind.
The Mauritian Social Democrat Party (PMSD) and the Labour Party demanded elections to choose a new leader as their supporters chanted “No father-son deal”, “Democracy in Mourning” and “No to Monarchy.”
PMSD leader Xavier-Luc Duval said: “Anerood Jugnauth’s failure to resign as a member of parliament showed he would act as a babysitter for his son.”
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In his address, Labour Party leader and former Prime Minster Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam said: “This was a black day for Mauritius. The Jugnauth family is turning the Island into a banana republic.” Mr Jugnauth cited the “Westminster tradition”, referring to the transfer of power from David Cameron to Theresa May. - BBC