Indian delegation finds Mauritius Parl systems interesting
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 22:13
New Delhi: The "Best Loser System" being practised in the National Assembly of Mauritius was found interesting by an Indian Parliamentary delegation led by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Wednesday.

The system provides for representation of four members from minority communities and an equal number on party-cum- community basis in the Assembly if they polled the highest percentage of votes but nevertheless lost the elections.

The delegation which is currently on a visit to Mauritius had discussions with Assembly Speaker Rajkeswur Purryag on the Parliamentary democracy in the two countries both of which follow the Westminster model.

The Indian delegation found it interesting that there was no committee system in the National Assembly and all aspects of the budget is debated, a Lok Sabha release said here.

Kumar welcomed a suggestion that an India-Mauritius Friendship Group be constituted as early as possible.


First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 22:13

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