Anil Gayan

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Anil Kumarsingh Gayan (born October 22, 1948 in Triolet, Mauritius) was the foreign minister of Mauritius from 1983[1] until 1986 and from September 2000 until a cabinet reshuffle in December 2003. He is the descendant of laborers who came to Mauritius from India when the island was a British colony. He is part of a newly established political party after leaving the MSM, his former party. He studied at the London School of Economics after winning a scholarship. In 2008, he was part of United Nations mediation in Guinea-Bissau. In 2009, he formed a new group called FNM (Front National Mauricien) which is against the three main political parties of Republic Of Mauritius.[2] The group's first appearance for elections was in the No.8 Constituency by elections.

Gayan led a 20-member African Union group of observers for the 2010 Rwanda election.[3]


  1. ^ (28 August 1983) Government Formed On Indian Ocean Isle, The New York Times, retrieved October 29, 2010 ("One of the biggest surprises was the return of Anil Gayan to the Foreign Ministry.")
  2. ^ Julien Tuyau, Julien (14 February 2009) Quartier Militaire-Moka: 41 candidats en liste pour l’élection partielle Archived July 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., L'Express (Mauritius), Retrieved October 29, 2010
  3. ^ Raghavan, Sudaran (10 August 2010). Landslide victory for Kagame is predicted in Rwanda's presidential election, The Washington Post, Retrieved October 29, 2010