L’Electoral Boundaries Commission va revoir les contours des 20 circonscriptions du pays selon la section 39 de la Constitution de Maurice.
La commission a fait un rappel à ceux qui veulent n’ont pas eu le temps de faire leur représentation pour cet exercice électoral important.
Les particuliers et les responsables des partis politiques ont jusqu’au 30 Mars 2018 pour soumettre leurs écrits au Secretariat de l’Electoral Boundaries Commission.
Les membres de la commission auront des auditions le 7 Avril 2018 pour écouter ceux qui ont fait parvenir leur propositions.
Ce que dit la Section 39 de la Constitution de Maurice.
Article 39. Constituencies
(1) There shall be 21 constituencies and accordingly -
(a) the island of Mauritius shall be divided into 20 constituencies;
(b) Rodrigues shall form one constituency: Provided that the Assembly may by resolution provide that any island forming part of Mauritius that is not comprised in the Island of Mauritius or Rodrigues shall be included in such one of the constituencies as the Electoral Boundaries Commission may determine and with effect from the next dissolution of Parliament after the passing of any such resolution, this section shall have effect accordingly.
(2) The Electoral Boundaries Commission shall review the boundaries of the constituencies at such times as will them to present a report to the Assembly 10 years, as near as may be after 12 August 1966 and, thereafter 10 years after presentation of their last report: Provided that the Commission may at any time carry out a review and present a report if it considers it desirable to do so by reason of the holding of an official census of the population of Mauritius and shall do so if a resolution is passed by the Assembly in pursuance of subsection (1).
(3) The report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission shall make recommendations for any alterations to the boundaries of the constituencies as appear to the Commission to be required so that number of inhabitants of each constituency is as nearly equal as is reasonably practicable to the population quota: Provided that the number of inhabitants of a constituency may be greater or less than the population quota in order to take account of means of communication, geographical features, density of population and the boundaries of administrative areas.
(4) The Assembly may, by resolution, approve or reject the recommendations of the Electoral Boundaries Commission but may not vary them; and, if so approved, the recommendations shall have effect as from the next dissolution of Parliament.
(5) In this section, "population quota" means the number obtained by dividing the number of inhabitants of the Island of Mauritius (including any island included in any constituency in the Island of Mauritius by virtue of any resolution under subsection (1) according to the latest official census of the population of Mauritius by 20.