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Published on 25 November 2014

Paul Berenger wants to be Prime Minister once again

Paul Berenger wants to be Prime Minister once again

Paul Berenger, the leader of MMM, is a political animal and has no qualms about changing alliances. He did so recently when he dropped his preferred election ally, the MSM headed by Anerood Jugnauth, and switched to the Labour Party (LP) led by Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam. Their coalition was formed at the last minute, ahead of the 10 December general election. It could enable Berenger to become Prime Minister once again. Their deal is as follows: in the event that their alliance wins the elections, the new Parliament would amend the Constitution to increase the power of the President of the Republic and allow Ramgoolam to run for the post under universal suffrage. Berenger would then take Ramgoolam’s place as Prime Minister. For this scenario to work, the LP-MMM alliance would have to win at least three quarters of the seats in Parliament, otherwise it will not be possible to transfer power in this way.

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