I would like to express my unending gratefulness to the heroes of the nation. To start with, I convey my deepest gratitude to our to-be despot. Indeed, you are a real model and inspiration for the coming generation. You know how to conciliate professional and personal life and you are of the most skilful in both fields. Furthermore, I would like to thank you for always giving priority to the population’s wellbeing before your own: we all know how, once we have access to power, it is difficult to quench our thirst for more but you have shown real heroism in that way. Instead of wanting to hold on to being our nation’s Prime Minister, you accept humbly to step down from the front line to accept the modest status of President. We could then ask ourselves what you could possibly get in return and the answer would be easy: NOTHING! Apart from the negligible fact that you will be in a position where nobody will be able to protest against your decisions but really, that’s insignificant for a democracy like ours. Talking of presidency, let’s continue with the second republic. A controversy? Well it shouldn’t be as, being an enlightened population, it’s not as if we actually needed a major event to take the decision of changing our constitution. As we are thinking about adopting a constitution resembling that of France, we can also go back in time and analyse what were the motives, which resulted with what is their 5th republic nowadays. It all happened in 1958 while there was a social crisis caused by the Algerian war for independency started in 1947. At that time, De Gaulle accepted to help under one condition; he wanted a new constitution giving more power to the President. From that precise year, the 5th republic was born. Let’s come back to the subject, this parenthesis was only to illustrate that they needed a major event to redesign their political structure but we Mauritians don’t need any of that, do you know why? Because we, ladies and gentlemen, are special! It is as easy as that! Now it would be judicious to add that France is one of the very few countries to have a mixed regime combining aspects from the parliamentary and presidential system. I need not mention how thrilled I feel when I think that my little country, Mauritius, will enter that private and exclusive circle. Finally, before addressing Mr Bérenger, I would like to add one last point: last but not least, I would like to thank you for making a coalition with the opposition. We are decidedly very lucky to be one of the only countries if not the only one where the two major parties make an alliance. As we’ve been taking the example of France, let’s continue in that same direction; imagine the UMP and the Socialist party making an alliance… Unbelievable? Not at all because what is happening right now, right here, is exactly the same thing. The only difference is that for our two heroes, being strong-willed, it is not a problem for them to understand each other. At first I did wonder how could they both work together if they were from different sides? Well, as they share the same ideal, which is of course the population’s wellbeing first, no obstacles have come or will come in their way. Everything turns out to be right!
Now, Mr Bérenger, our dearest ex-opposition leader, where to start? Let me thank you for some of your many distinguishable actions: firstly, let me thank you for accepting this partnership with the Labour Party and at the same time respecting our country’s democracy. Indeed, what’s better than having no significant opposition in a country? Also, I admire your open-mindedness: what I mean is that sometimes, accepting that one’s ideas are better than ours’ is very difficult but you did it with the light rail project and I must admit that we didn’t expect such a turnover. Moreover, I think that we all agree on this one point: we all recognise how hard you worked those past years to achieve today the pinnacle of all those years of hard labour. Why? Because as you are making a coalition with the Labour Party we can all imagine that the years of exertion are today of great use and will be so in the future I’m sure. Mr Bérenger, my last thank you will be for proving us that two supposedly very different parties actually share the same ideas and priorities, and for believing so hard, even more than the population, that such a partnership can work.
My two heroes, I express my infinite gratefulness for taking so much care of us and more importantly of our idyllic paradise, and also, as a 15 year-old girl for securing me a bright and promising future in my homeland.
I deeply encourage every single Mauritian to share their opinion on this subject by voting for the right candidates.
Yours Sincerely.