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Mauritian election results disappoint gender activists
Contrary to hopes that women's representation in the new Mauritian parliament would improve on the Sept. 11 election day, their number has dropped to less than 10 percent.
Port Louis, Thursday 14 September, 2000

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Smooth Turnover Following Mauritian Election
Two days after a huge turnout of voters threw out the ruling party on this island nation of 1.2 million, the sea of plastic bunting which was draped from every building and power pole has disappeared - hopefully to some environmentally safe place (electoral officials say they will ban plastic next time round - if they can).
Port Louis, Thursday 14 September, 2000

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Sadc Parliamentary Forum Applauds Mauritian Election
All electoral processes of the just-concluded Mauritian parliamentary elections enjoy a unique confidence from voters, politicians and government in a climate accustomed to the regular, democratic change of government. This is the main conclusion drawn by the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) observer mission who has been in the country for five days.
Port Louis, Wednesday 13 September, 2000

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Four Women Elected in Mauritius Vote
Further analysis of the results of the Mauritius parliamentary elections announced yesterday (Tuesday) reveal that, in fact, four women were elected, all from the MMM/MSM alliance. The four women were exactly half the number nominated by the alliance which won the election overwhelmingly.
Port Louis, Tuesday 12 September, 2000

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Opposition Alliance Sweeps to Victory in Mauritius
Two veteran Mauritian politicians led their opposition alliance to a substantial victory as vote-counting concluded today in the island country's parliamentary elections and almost wiped out the governing alliance led by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam.
Port Louis, Tuesday 12 September, 2000

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Mauritian Voters Trek To Polls In Ideal Conditions
Polls opened across the island and offshore Rodrigues promptly at 6 a.m. Monday but, because this is a public holiday and the fine weather draws many to the country's stunningly beautiful beaches, the turnout was slow.
Port Louis, Monday 11 September, 2000

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Carnival Atmosphere As Thousands End Mauritian Polls
The streets of this small city were gridlocked on what is normally a quiet day as 10s of thousands turned out for closing rallies for tomorrow's parliamentary election in an atmosphere more like a carnival than a serious election campaign.
Port Louis, Sunday 10 September, 2000

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Women's Numbers in Mauritian Parliament Set to Improve
The participation of women in Parliament in Mauritius is expected to increase as more female candidates have contested Monday's election.
Port Louis, Sunday 10 September, 2000

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Safety of Mauritian Poll
As the leaders of the main political alliances held their last press conferences before Monday's parliamentary election, the Electoral Supervisory Commission and the Electoral Commissioner - both constitutionally guaranteed complete independence to run the election - were implementing rigorous procedures to ensure freedom of the poll.
Port Louis, Saturday 9 September, 2000

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Sadc Parliamentary Forum in Place for Mauritius Vote
Although Mauritius' independent electoral supervisory bodies make no provision for internal or external election monitors or observers, an exception has been made for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum of which Mauritius is a member.
Port Louis, Saturday 9 September, 2000

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Mauritius Pundits Predict Opposition Victory
Undertones of political change and rivalries in the ethnic and religious mix in this tiny island nation emerged in the dying days of the election campaign as voters prepare for the polls on Monday.
Port Louis, Friday 8 September, 2000

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SADC Forum Sends Mission to Mauritius Election
For the first time in its political history Mauritius will host an observer mission for its parliamentary election Monday. An 11-member Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum arrives tomorrow (Friday) to observe the proceedings.
Port Louis, Thursday 7 September, 2000

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Mauritius Elections Reflect Democratic Ideal
One of the top lawyers in Mauritius leaned across the table and said, with only a hint of sarcasm, "if human rights and democratic codes didn't demand it, there wouldn't be much reason for elections in Mauritius."
Port Louis, Thursday 7 September, 2000

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Changing Parties and Governments a Mauritian Habit
Although the parliamentary elections next Monday in Mauritius will have some 22 independent names, political parties and party alliances on the ballot paper, it really all boils down to four parties -- or two alliances - who are serious contenders to take control of the 70-seat House of Assembly.
Port Louis, Wednesday 6 September, 2000

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Vibrant Democratic Culture Evident as Mauritius Goes to Polls
The island nation of Mauritius, some 2,000 km off the east coast of Africa, goes to the polls on 11 September to elect its seventh House of Assembly. It is almost certainly one of the oldest democracies among all the countries, which, like it, belong to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the Organization of African Unity (OAU).
Port Louis, Tuesday 5 September, 2000

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