Government of Mauritius

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The Government of Mauritius (French: Gouvernement de Maurice) is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Mauritius. The head of the Government is the Prime Minister of Mauritius, who manages the main agenda of the Government and direct the ministers.

The 2012 Ibrahim Index of African Governance ranked Mauritius first in good governance.[1] According to the 2011 Democracy Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit that measures the state of democracy in 167 countries, Mauritius ranks 24th worldwide and is the only African country with Full Democracy.[2]


The National Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of Mauritius. The Assembly is made up of 70 Members elected in 21 constituencies, of which Rodrigues Island is one.[3]


Main article: Cabinet of Mauritius
Portfolio Minister Political Party Term
Prime Minister
Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and National Development Unit
Minister of Rodrigues
Sir Anerood Jugnauth MSM 2014-
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Tourism and External Communications
Xavier Luc Duval PMSD 2014-
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Housing and Lands
Showkutally Soodhun MSM 2014-
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Energy and Public Utilities
Ivan Collendavelloo Muvman Liberater (ML) 2014-
Minister of Finance and Economic Development
Pravind Jugnauth MSM 2016-
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo MSM 2015-
Minister of Youth and Sports Yogida Sawmynaden MSM 2014-
Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport Nando Bodha MSM 2014-
Minister of Education and Human Resources
Minister of Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
Leela Devi Dookhun MSM 2014-
Minister of Health and Quality of Life Anil Gayan Muvman Liberater (ML) 2014-
Minister of Local Government Anwar Husnoo Muvman Liberater (ML) 2014-
Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment Prithvirajsing Roopun MSM 2014-
Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation Etienne Sinatambou MSM 2015-
Attorney General Ravi Yerrigadoo MSM 2014-
Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security Mahen Kumar Seeruttun MSM 2014-
Minister of Arts and Culture Santaram Baboo PMSD 2014-
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection Ashit Kumar Gungah MSM 2014-
Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Aurore Perraud PMSD 2014-
Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives Soomilduth Bholah MSM 2014-
Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions Fazila Daureeawoo MSM 2014-
Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources & Fisheries
Minister of Shipping and Outer Islands
Prem Koonjoo MSM 2014-
Minister of Civil Service Affairs
Minister of Environment, National Emergency Centre and Beach Authority
Alain Wong PMSD 2014-
Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training Soodesh Callichurn MSM 2014-
Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms
Sudarshan Bhadain MSM 2014-

Judiciary branch[edit]

Mauritius' Courts include the Supreme Court, the Court of Rodrigues, the Intermediate Court, the Industrial Court, the District Courts, the Bail and Remand Court, the Criminal and Mediation Court and the Commercial Court. The Chief Justice is head of the judiciary.

Local governments[edit]

Each city, town, village and district of Mauritius are administered, for the purposes of local government, by the local authorities; the municipal city councils, municipal councils, the district councils and the village councils.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mauritius's recent performance in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance". Moibrahim Foundation. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "African democracy − A glass half-full". The Economist. 31 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "About the Parliament". National Assembly of Mauritius. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 

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