Mauritius. In June, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Xavier-Luc Duval, representing the Mauritanian Social Democratic Party (Party Mauricien Social Democrat, PMSD), resigned, one of the parties in the government coalition. According to Countryaah.com, Mauritius population in 2020 is estimated at 1,271,779. Duval resigned in protest against the reform of the electoral system proposed by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam and his party Mauritius’s Labor Party (Parti travailliste, PTR). According to Duval, the reform would benefit PTR. A short time before Duval’s departure, PTR had announced that it intended to form an alliance with the Mauritanian militant movement (Mouvement militant Mauritius, MMM) ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections.
In early October, President Rajkeswur Purryag disbanded Parliament and in December elections were held. In these, Alliance Lepep, comprising the Movement Socialist Militant (MSM), PMSD and Muvman Liberates (ML), won, which together received 47 of the 62 directly elected seats. MSM leader Anerood Jugnauth was appointed prime minister. The second largest in the election was the alliance PTR-MMM, which received 13 of 62 seats. The only other party to enter Parliament was Organization du peuple rodriguais (OPR), which on the island of Rodrigues won two seats.