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Four Women Elected in Mauritius Vote
by Hugh McCullum

Port Louis, 13 September 2000

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.

The four new MPs compares with six in the last parliament, three of whom were in the cabinet.

Mauritius, a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) which has set a goal of 30 percent women in its legislatures by 2005, has one of the lowest female representations in the 12 countries. Altogether, from among more than 40 parties and independent candidates, 33 women contested for the 62 elected sets. (SARDC).

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