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  Better wealth distribution pledged as prosperous Mauritius votes for leader
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News DateThursday, November 7, 2019 03:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionPORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Voters in the prosperous Indian Ocean island of Mauritius went to the polls on Thursday in a parliamentary election which will decide its leader for the next year five years.

It is the first election since Pravind Kumar Jugnauth succeeded his father in 2017 as prime minister when the elder Jugnauth stepped down.

Both the ruling Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) and its main rivals the Labour Party and the Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM) have campaigned on strengthening the welfare state and on distributing wealth more equally in one of Africa’s most stable and prosperous economies.

But the challenger parties both argue that the Jugnauth family’s rule has been marked by nepotism and corruption and have told voters to choose change.
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