banana-republicPresident Ameenah Gurib-Fakim violated the Constitution of Mauritius* when she appointed Pravind Jugnauth as Prime Minister, and may be removed as per section 30 (1) (a) of that same Constitution. It is of course extremely unlikely that the present government will have her removed, but what really matters is that this will facilitate a power-sharing deal between the PTR and the PMSD. That Xavier-Luc Duval may sit on the PM’s seat for at least 2-3 years is now a realistic option.
A PTR-PMSD alliance is practically certain to win the next general elections, and unless the PMSD has not learned its lesson it it not settle for crumbs. Parity or near parity in number of tickets should be demanded. For easier power-sharing the Presidency must be included in what is to be shared. Application of section 30 (1) (a) will allow to cut short the mandate of A.Gurib-Fakim which otherwise ends in June 2020.

On a side note, a Prime Minister can/must resign only if he is too ill to serve the state and the people, or if he has to spend some time behind bars. In both cases logic has it that he should not set foot in the National Assembly, let alone home in the Cabinet.
If Pravind Jugnauth needs a mentor he can have one at home, in private, and at his own expense. This Mentor Minister trick is daylight robbery of public funds.

*Read section 63 of the Constitution.

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