List of Presidents of Mauritius

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Six people have served as President of Mauritius since the office was established in 1992, when the Commonwealth realm of Mauritius became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. Queen Elizabeth II ceased to be head of state, Queen of Mauritius, and 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 serves as Acting President.[1][2][3]

Presidents of Mauritius (1992–present)[edit]

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister(s)
Took office Left office
Republic of Mauritius
1. Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
(1920–2000)
Veerasamy Ringadoo.jpg 12 March 1992 30 June 1992 1992 Labour Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
2. Cassam Uteem
(1941–)
No image.png 30 June 1992 15 February 2002 1992
1997
Mauritian Militant Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
&
Navin Ramgoolam
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Angidi Chettiar
(1928–2010)
Acting President
No image.png 15 February 2002 18 February 2002 Labour Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Ariranga Pillay
(1945–)
Acting President
No image.png 18 February 2002 25 February 2002 Non-partisan1 Sir Anerood Jugnauth
3. Karl Offmann
(1940–)
No image.png 25 February 2002 1 October 2003 2002 Militant Socialist Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Raouf Bundhun
(1937–)
Acting President
No image.png 1 October 2003 7 October 2003 Mauritian Militant Movement Paul Bérenger
4. Sir Anerood Jugnauth
(1930–)
Anerood Jugnauth January 2013.jpg 7 October 2003 31 March 2012 2003
2008
Militant Socialist Movement Paul Bérenger
&
Navin Ramgoolam
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
(1942–)
Acting President
No image.png 31 March 2012 21 July 2012 Labour Party Navin Ramgoolam
5. Kailash Purryag
(1947–)
Kailash Purryag September 2014.jpg 21 July 2012 29 May 2015 2012 Navin Ramgoolam
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
(1942–)
Acting President
No image.png 29 May 2015 5 June 2015 Sir Anerood Jugnauth
6. Ameenah Gurib
(1959–)
AmeenahGurib1.jpg 5 June 2015 Incumbent 2015 Independent Sir Anerood Jugnauth
&
Pravind Jugnauth
Parties

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Served as Chief Justice of Mauritius.

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 1937
Sir Anerood Jugnauth 2003–2012 President of Mauritius 29 March 1930
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau 2012, 2015 Acting President 1942
Kailash Purryag 2012–2015 President of Mauritius 12 December 1947

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. Retrieved 23 April 2013.