One of the greatest lie ever told is that democracy is “government of the people, for the people, by the people”. The concept of a “people” exists only at times of tragedy or international competitions. Past these, the population devolves into “tribes” anxious to preserve and protect its own. In the United States, for example, the right and the left are now in a “take no prisoners” war mode. There are few opportunities for inter party collaboration because the Democrats and the Republicans have such different visions of where to take the country that they might as well be leading two different countries.
In Mauritius, there is no philosophy of governing to divide the population. There are a few major issues where the parties disagree but when push comes to shove, they are no impediment to working together. Which begs the question: What divides the population in Mauritius?