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Today 32 LALIT candidates nominated for coming General Elections

30.05.2005

Today, 30 May, 2005 was Nomination Day, and Lalit has fielded 32 candidates as planned. Lalit has candidates in all constituencies, and all went well in all 20 constituencies.

LALIT carried out an action against communalism or etho-religious classification a week before Nomination Day. A Schedule to the Constitution makes it obligatory that each candidate, in order for his or her Nomination Paper not to be rejected, has to fill in which of four Constitutionally defined socalled communities he or she belongs to. Lalit members refuse to do this kind of classification relative to the state. In 1983 and 1987 and again in the year 2000, we all drew from a hat what community to fill in. This time around we again performed this protest action.

Lalit has been distributing leaflets on its program all over the country and has held three public meetings, one in Curepipe, one in Rosehill and one in Bambous. The next one on 31st May will be held in St. Hubert.

Our candidates are as follows:

* CONSTITUENCY No. 1: GRAND RIVER NORTH WEST AND PORT LOUIS WEST

LAVAL YVES
Mason, 42 years old, Central Committee Member, Executive of Intersindikal, soon to become a father.
and
LINDSEY COLLEN
Writer, 56 years old, Central Committee Member, LPT member, novelist, organizing committee for international conferences against military bases.
and
SERGIO MONPLE
Watchman, 42 years old, voluntary counsellor to young couples, trade union activist, married with three children.


* Constituency No. 2: PORT LOUIS SOUTH AND PORT LOUIS CENTRAL

PASCALE MAVISA
Craftswoman, 28 years old, member of Malherbes Branch, active in the struggle against police violence.


* Constituency No. 3: PORT LOUIS MARITIME AND PORT LOUIS EAST

RAM SEEGOBIN
Medical Practitioner, 63 years old, Central Committee Member , worked in health co-operative in Bambous. Recently represented Lalit at the Asia Pacific International Solidarity Conference.


* Constituency No. 4: PORT LOUIS NORTH AND MOUNTAIN LONG

SHARDANAND LILLDHARRY
Hardware store helper; 63 years old, Lalit West Region member, ex-President of construction workers union, leader of Development Workers Strike in 1992.


* Constituency No. 5: TRIOLET AND PAMPLEMOUSSES

PUSHPA LALLAH
Preschool educator, 66 years old, executive member of Playgroup Federation, active in struggle for mother languages in Mauritius and internationally. In womens liberation movement.


* Constituency No. 6: GRAND BAY AND POUDRE DOR

KISNA KISTNASAMY
Data capture worker; 46 years old, central committee member, active in movement for womens emancipation, volunteered in the occupied territories of Palestine in 2004


* Constituency No. 7: PITON AND RIVIERE DU REMPART

ALAIN AH-VEE
Graphic artist, 45 years old, central committee member, volunteered in the occupied territories of Palestine in 2004, literacy teacher and trainer, artist, recently represented Lalit at international conference on economic alternatives.


* Constituency No. 8: QUARTIER MILITAIRE AND MOKA

CINDY CLELIE
University Student, 22 years old, central committee member, LPT member, political science student. Voting for first time
and
STEPHANIE PHILLIPE
Free zone worker, 23 years old, in Rosebelle Branch of Lalit, voting for first time.
and
NILMANEE SUTCHOO – MUNGRA
Housekeeper, in Curepipe branch, mother of 2 children.


* Constituency No. 9: FLACQ AND BON ACCUEIL

MARIE-ANNE PHILLIPE, also known as Corinne, supermarket worker, 35 years old, member of Womens Liberation Movement

* Constituency No. 10: MOUNTAIN BLANCHE AND GRAND RIVER SOUTH EAST

RADA KISTNASAMY
Computer technician, 42 years old, Central committee member, active in Homeless Peoples Movement, student of applied linguistics.

* Constituency No. 11: VIEUX GRAND PORT AND ROSE BELLE

JULIANNA SABINE
Housekeeper, 22 years old, member of Lalit Rose Belle branch, mother of 2 children, active in Housing Movement. voting for first time
and
SURESH RAMSOHOK
Taxi Driver, 54 years old, member of Rose Belle branch of Lalit, Ex-Member of IFB, elected to Village Council many times. A 1971 militant.
and
CHOKAYE NAIKO
Lorry driver, 33 years old, member of Rosebelle Branch, Member of Federation des Travailleurs Unis, delegate of St Hubert-St Hilaire housing movement, trade union activist. Has been elected to Village Council.

* Constituency No. 12: MAHEBOURG AND PLAINE MAGNIEN

ROLAND FAUZOO
Mason, 45 years old, member of Lalit branch in Rose Belle, member of association JUSTICE, was arrested while doing an interview with a victim of police brutality.


* Constituency No. 13: RIVIERE DES ANGUILLES AND SOUILLAC

FRANCIS JOLICOEUR
Mason, 48 years old, member of Curepipe branch of Lalit, silk-screen technician, Lalit candidate in 1987 and 2000.


* Constituency No. 14: SAVANNE AND BLACK RIVER

CADET COUYAVA
Vegetable planter, 73 years old, has been elected to Village Council, was President of the sugar factory workers Union during the 1979 strike.
and
CHANTALE LEFRANC
Cleaner-operator, ex-sugar cane labourer (retired on VRS scheme), 45 years old, member of the womens liberation movement, active in helping out at a convent.
and
GASSON SUKHOO
Gardener, Rivier Noire Branch member, 41 years old, has been candidate for village elections.


* Constituency No. 15: LA CAVERNE AND PHOENIX

JACDEES BHANTOOA
Planter, 56 years old, member of West regional of Lalit, executive of LPT, father of 3 children

* Constituency No. 16: VACOAS AND FLOREAL
SAROJNI GOVINDA
Teacher in free zone kindergarten, 50 years old, member of Curepipe Branch of Lalit.


* Constituency No. 17: CUREPIPE AND MIDLANDS

ANDRE PIERRE
Mason, 60 years old, central committee member, active in neighbourhood associations since 1975, member of Ledikasyon pu Travayer executive.
and
MARTINE MAVISA
Housekeeper, mother of 6 children, 28 years old, member of parents-childrens-football school in Malherbes.
and
RAJNI LALLAH
Piano teacher, 41 years old, Central committee member, musician in general and classical pianist, active in womens liberation movement, and against police violence.

* Constituency No. 18: BELLE ROSE AND QUATRE BORNES
SARAH JANE NARAINA
Bus conductress, 22 years old. In Richelieu Branch, active in bus workers union, will vote for first time.

* Constituency No. 19: STANLEY AND ROSE HILL
ALLY HOSENBOKUS
Teacher and university student, 28 years old, Central committee member, represented Lalit at M.A.R.O.N. conference in Reunion, loves long walks in the woods,and letter games.
and
CHRISTIAN BATOUR
Shoemaker, 50 years old, secretary of Mauritius Shoe Maker Co-operative Society, shoe designer. Member of the Rose Hill branch.
and
SITRASSEN MARDAY
Store Keeper in factory, 40 years old, Rose-Hill-East regional member, elected village councillor, known as a voluntary social worker.

* Constituency No. 20: BEAU BASSIN AND PETITE RIVIER
AHMAD TALLYBALLY
Pesticide handler, 50 years old, member of Lalti Beau Bassin Branch, active in ABAIM association, musician.