Monique Ohsan Bellepeau

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The Honorable
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
Vice President of Mauritius
Assumed office
21 July 2012
President Kailash Purryag
Preceded by position vacant
In office
12 November 2010 – 31 March 2012
President Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by Angidi Chettiar
Succeeded by position vacant
President of Mauritius
In office
31 March 2012 – 21 July 2012
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Preceded by Anerood Jugnauth
Succeeded by Kailash Purryag
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 72–73)
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Yves Joseph Bellepeau

Agnès Monique Ohsan Bellepeau GOSK (born 1942) is a Mauritian politician and Vice President of Mauritius since 2010. In that capacity she was also acting President of Mauritius from 31 March 2012 to 21 July 2012.


Monique Ohsan Bellepeau was a journalist and a news announcer on the national TV channel, the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.

She won the parliamentary elections and was appointed as Vice President on 12 November 2010 following the death of Vice President Angidi Chettiar. She was elected unanimously by all members of the National Assembly to be become the first female Vice President of Mauritius. She was a member of the Mauritian Labor Party and later became the President of the Party. She is the daughter of Bartholomée Ohsan, who was a founding member of the party.

On March 30, 2012, Mauritius president Anerood Jugnauth resigned after a feud with the country's prime minister, leaving the presidential chair to vice-president Monique Ohsan Bellepeau.[1] She was succeeded as President by Kailash Purryag in July 2012.

Private life[edit]

She was married to Yves Joseph Bellepeau, who was a businessman and who died three days after she was sworn in as Vice President. He died on 16 November 2010.

Honours and decorations[edit]


  1. ^ Mauritius' president quits after row with PM, Channel News Asia, 30 March 2012
  2. ^ Loga Virahsawmy, Mauritius: GL welcomes first woman vice president, 16 November 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Angidi Chettiar
Vice President of Mauritius
Preceded by
Anerood Jugnauth
President of Mauritius

Succeeded by
Kailash Purryag