Bipolarisation, a likely trend in Mauritian politics
Nirmal Kumar Betchoo
When civil society is called to reflect upon change in the political system, it implicitly calls for political renewal in the form of new government, new leaders devoid of corruption and strategies, good governance, the spirit of entrepreneurship and forward thinking as well as an innovative approach to managing government. Despite all such expectations, new leaders rarely emerge in certain political contexts namely Mauritius because of a long-rooted tradition of bipolarity through democracy. There might still be a wave for change in the local political environment with new leadership stepping forward in the Mauritian society. This research article states that bipartisanship is embedded in Mauritian politics and is likely to be the trend in the next five years. It highlights the existence of bipolar politics in Mauritius, analyses an exception to it but predicts a bipartisanship trend. It concludes by affirming the strength of the concept while being critical of the gloom of new political leadership in Mauritius.