Mauritians vote in parliamentary polls

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Voting is underway in Mauritius’ first parliamentary election since Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth succeeded his father, who stepped down in 2017.

He was installed in the role without a popular vote, which his challengers say amounts to nepotism.

Fairer wealth distribution has been a key campaign message from the governing Militant Socialist Movement (MSM) and its main rivals the Labour Party and the Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM).

These polls will see voters elect 62 MPs and decide the leader of the country for the next five years.

The results are expected on Friday.

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