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More Bounty for Exports

and had thus created a 'majority' for his party. In the present elections, the MMM and PMS had campaigned on a platform promising more jobs, nationalisation of the sugar industry and hotels, a wealth tax and fight against corruption. There was also a demand for the return of Diego Garcia island to Mauritius and for acknowledgement of Mauritian sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago in which Diego Garcia is situated. Equally emotive was the issue' of the local population of the archipelago deported by the British against their wishes. Even the ruling Labour Party had pledged to work for the return of the Diego Garcia which it had itself signed away in 1963 at the time of independence. MMM and PMS are also committed to terminate trade links with South Africa and to follow an even-handed policy in dealing with the superpowers.

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