Voting day in Constituency No 5 took place in a very calm atmosphere in the early morning on Thursday. Considered as one of the largest constituencies in Mauritius with some 65,115 voters, a special mechanism and as well as important arrangements were made to facilitate the inhabitants of the rural areas to fulfil their civic duties in an orderly manner. Outgoing Minister of Labour, Soodesh Callichurn was present in the several voting centres of Pamplemousses and Triolet. His co-candidates of L’Alliance Morisien, Jairajsingh Lutchoo and Sharvanand Ramkaun, were also on the field early. In a statement to News on Sunday, outgoing Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) Ramkaun expressed his satisfaction about the polling day. According to him, his political party will emerge victorious in his Constituency.
On the other side, Rajen Seetoohull, Rajiv Woochit and Robin Soonarane, all from L’Alliance Nationale, were seen in several voting centres. They were accompanied by many supporters. Despite an intense campaign, they said that they were extremely motivated and confident that they are going to get through. Otherwise, MMM candidate Jean Marc Ah Foo said he was on the field well before the opening of the voting centres. His co-candidates, Anil Seeruttun and Nitin Busguth, were also present in the various schools of the Constituency.
Among the unusual facts that occurred in Triolet, let us point out that a young voter came to cast her vote accompanied by her pet bird on her shoulder. For several minutes, she was the centre of attraction at the Daneshwok Sewraz School.
Number of electors : 65 115
Voters Turnout : 48 777
Percentage of abstention : 25%
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