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, 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]

List of presidents[edit]

Portrait President
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
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 Labour Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
2. No image.png Cassam Uteem
(1941–)
1992
1997
30 June 1992 15 February 2002 9 years, 230 days Mauritian Militant Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
&
Navin Ramgoolam
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
No image.png Angidi Chettiar
(1928–2010)
Acting President
15 February 2002 18 February 2002 3 days Labour Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Ariranga Pillay.jpg Ariranga Pillay
(1945–)
Acting President
18 February 2002 25 February 2002 7 days Non-partisan1 Sir Anerood Jugnauth
3. No image.png Karl Offmann
(1940–)
2002 25 February 2002 1 October 2003 1 year, 218 days Militant Socialist Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Raouf Bundhun.jpg Raouf Bundhun
(1937–)
Acting President
1 October 2003 7 October 2003 6 days Mauritian Militant Movement Paul Bérenger
4. Anerood Jugnauth January 2013.jpg Sir Anerood Jugnauth
(1930–)
2003
2008
7 October 2003 31 March 2012 8 years, 176 days Militant Socialist Movement Paul Bérenger
&
Navin Ramgoolam
No image.png Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
(1942–)
Acting President
31 March 2012 21 July 2012 112 days Labour Party Navin Ramgoolam
5. Kailash Purryag September 2014.jpg Kailash Purryag
(1947–)
2012 21 July 2012 29 May 2015 2 years, 312 days Navin Ramgoolam
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
No image.png Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
(1942–)
Acting President
29 May 2015 5 June 2015 7 days Sir Anerood Jugnauth
6. President of Mauritius.png Ameenah Gurib
(1959–)
2015 5 June 2015 23 March 2018 292 days Independent Sir Anerood Jugnauth
&
Pravind Jugnauth
No image.png Barlen Vyapoory
(1945/46–)
Acting President
23 March 2018 26 November 2019 1 year, 248 days Militant Socialist Movement Pravind Jugnauth
No image.png Eddy Balancy
(1946–)
Acting President
26 November 2019 2 December 2019 6 days Independent1 Pravind Jugnauth
7. Prithvirajsing Roopun
(1959–)
2 December 2019 Incumbent 5 days Militant Socialist Movement 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 14 January 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
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. Retrieved 23 April 2013.