Vice President of Mauritius

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Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius
Vice-Président de la République
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Monique Ohsan Bellepeau

since 12 November 2010
Style His Excellency
Nominator Elected by members of the National Assembly on a motion made by the Prime Minister
Term length 5 years, renewable indefinitely
Inaugural holder Sir Rabindrah Ghurburrun
Formation 12 March 1992; 22 years ago (1992-03-12)
Salary Rs 2.5 Million[1]
Website Vice President of Mauritius
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The Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius (French: Vice-Président de la République de Maurice) is the second-highest office of the Republic of Mauritius, Mauritius is a Parliamentary republic, the Vice President functions as a ceremonial figurehead, elected by the National Assembly, as set out by the Constitution of Mauritius. The current Vice President is Monique Ohsan Bellepeau, she took office on the 12 November 2010.[2]


In the event of the death, resignation or removal of the president, the Vice President ascends to the presidency, which he or she holds as acting President. The Vice President nevertheless cannot succeed to the President in case of dismissal, resignation or death of the Head of state but he can be nominated by the parliament to succeed to the President and eventually, his term will start for a full mandate of 5 years.[3]

List of Vice Presidents[edit]

A list of Vice Presidents, since Mauritius became a Republic on 12 March 1992.[4]

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Took office Left office
Republic of Mauritius
1. Sir Rabindrah Ghurburrun No image.png 1 July 1992 30 June 1997 1992 Militant Socialist Movement
2. Angidi Chettiar No image.png 1 July 1997 17 February 2002 1997 Labour Party
3. Raouf Bundhun No image.png 8 March 2002 24 August 2007 2002 Militant Socialist Movement
(2) Angidi Chettiar No image.png 25 August 2007 15 September 2010
(died in office)
2007 Labour Party
4. Monique Ohsan Bellepeau No image.png 12 November 2010 Incumbent 2010 Labour Party

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (French)"Rapport du Pay Research Bureau – Les gros salaires avoisineront Rs 200 000". Le Défi Media Group. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Person". Vice President website. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Constitution of Mauritius". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Former Vice Presidents". Vice President website. Retrieved 23 April 2013.