Finance Minister Xavier Luc Duval resigns
Mauritian Social Democratic Party (PMSD) leader, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Xavier Luc Duval, has resigned from the government. The decision was taken after a disagreement over changes to the constitution involving a revised arrangements for future elections.
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam’s Labour Party wants to introduce a minimum threshold of 10% for representation in parliament whilst Duval is seeking a 5% threshold. The two parties have disputed other areas of the changes and Duval has claimed that the Labour Party has broken an agreement to hold a referendum on the new electoral code.
Two Parliamentary Private Secretaries (PPS), Thierry Henry and Aurore Perraud, have also resigned.