List of presidents of Mauritius

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Seven people have served as President of Mauritius since the office was established in 1992, when Mauritius became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be head of state, Queen of Mauritius; the last Governor-General, Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo, was appointed the first President of Mauritius. The President is elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term. In the event of a vacancy the Vice President of Mauritius serves as acting head of state.[1][2][3]

List of officeholders[edit]

Parties
  •   Labour Party (PTR)
  •   Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM)
  •   Militant Socialist Movement (MSM)
  •   Independent
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political party Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Mauritius
1 Veerasamy Ringadoo.jpg Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
(1920–2000)
1992 12 March 1992 30 June 1992 110 days PTR Sir Anerood Jugnauth
2 Cassam Uteem
(born 1941)
1992
1997
30 June 1992 15 February 2002 9 years, 230 days MMM
Navin Ramgoolam
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Angidi Chettiar
(1928–2010)
Acting President
15 February 2002 18 February 2002 3 days PTR Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Ariranga Pillay.jpg Ariranga Pillay
(born 1945)
Acting President
18 February 2002 25 February 2002 7 days Non-partisan1
3 Karl Offmann
(born 1940)
2002 25 February 2002 1 October 2003 1 year, 218 days MSM Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Raouf Bundhun.jpg Raouf Bundhun
(born 1937)
Acting President
1 October 2003 7 October 2003 6 days MMM Paul Bérenger
4 Anerood Jugnauth January 2013.jpg Sir Anerood Jugnauth
(1930–2021)
2003
2008
7 October 2003 31 March 2012 8 years, 176 days MSM Paul Bérenger
Navin Ramgoolam
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
(born 1942)
Acting President
31 March 2012 21 July 2012 112 days PTR Navin Ramgoolam
5 Kailash Purryag September 2014.jpg Kailash Purryag
(born 1947)
2012 21 July 2012 29 May 2015 2 years, 312 days PTR Navin Ramgoolam
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
(born 1942)
Acting President
29 May 2015 5 June 2015 7 days PTR Sir Anerood Jugnauth
6 Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.jpg Ameenah Gurib
(born 1959)
2015 5 June 2015 23 March 2018 2 years, 291 days Independent Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Pravind Jugnauth
Paramasivum Vyapoory - 2019 (cropped).jpg Barlen Vyapoory
(born 1945/46)
Acting President
23 March 2018 26 November 2019 1 year, 248 days MSM Pravind Jugnauth
Eddy Balancy
(born 1946)
Acting President
26 November 2019 2 December 2019 6 days Non-partisan1
7 Prithvirajsing Roopun.png Prithvirajsing Roopun
(born 1959)
2019 2 December 2019 Incumbent 1 year, 360 days MSM Pravind Jugnauth

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Served as Chief Justice of Mauritius.

Timeline[edit]

Prithvirajsing RoopunEddy BalancyBarlen VyapooryAmeenah Gurib-FakimKailash PurryagMonique Ohsan BellepeauAnerood JugnauthRaouf BundhunKarl OffmannAriranga PillayAngidi ChettiarCassam UteemVeerasamy Ringadoo

Living former presidents[edit]

Name Term Office Date of birth
Cassam Uteem 1992–2002 President of Mauritius 22 March 1941
Ariranga Pillay 2002 Acting President 14 June 1945
Karl Offmann 2002–2003 President of Mauritius 25 November 1940
Raouf Bundhun 2003 Acting President 14 January 1937
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau 2012, 2015 Acting President 1942
Kailash Purryag 2012–2015 President of Mauritius 12 December 1947
Ameenah Gurib 2015–2018 President of Mauritius 17 October 1959
Barlen Vyapoory 2018–2019 Acting President 1945/46
Eddy Balancy 2019 Acting President 1946

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mauritius". Worldsstatesmen.org. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Presidents". Rulers.org. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Former Governors/Presidents". Presidency website. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013.