An Election with no Political Parties?

As we approach another general election, while alliances have shifted, one thing remains stubbornly the same. We still have no rules to counter the habitual opacity of political parties when it comes to revealing the sources and beneficiaries of their funds. The Electoral Commission has failed to provide a binding code of conduct, and organisations like Transparency Mauritius have been unsuccessful in demanding one. It has now been revealed that the out-going Government could have improved the situation with a small amendment to a single law. By failing to do so have they shot themselves in the foot? Continue reading