Paul Bérenger, leader of the Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM), has sought to dismiss any rumours of dissent within the party following the defeat in the Belle Rose-Quatre Bornes by-election. “We might have a difference of opinion but there is no tension,” said Bérenger, in his weekly press conference.
The leader of the MMM was compelled once again to answer questions on any possible coalition ahead of the next general election. “There is no reconciliation between the MMM and the MSM and nothing of the sort is planned,” he said. “The biggest thing that separates us from the MSM now is the amount of scandals.” However, when asked if there would be a possibility for reconciliation with the MSM without the scandals, Bérenger was less dismissive. “Pravind Jugnauth said it will be different for these remaining two years. We will see.”
However, the leader of the MMM remained completely at odds with the Labour Party and the Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate (PMSD). Bérenger argued that there will be nothing with the Labour Party and with Navin Ramgoolam. As for the PMSD, he claimed that Xavier-Luc Duval is not where he should be. “We think that Duval should resign from his position as leader of the opposition.”