Monique Ohsan Bellepeau

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Her Excellency
Monique Ohsan Bellepeau
GOSK
Vice President of Mauritius
Assumed office
12 November 2010
President Kailash Purryag
Ameenah Gurib
Preceded by Angidi Chettiar
President of Mauritius
Acting
In office
29 May 2015 – 5 June 2015
Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth
Preceded by Kailash Purryag
Succeeded by Ameenah Gurib
In office
31 March 2012 – 21 July 2012
Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam
Preceded by Anerood Jugnauth
Succeeded by Kailash Purryag
Personal details
Born 1942 (age 72–73)
Political party Labour Party
Spouse(s) Yves Joseph Bellepeau

Agnès Monique Ohsan Bellepeau GOSK (born 1942) is a Mauritian politician and Vice President of Mauritius since 2010. She was acting President of Mauritius from 31 March 2012 to 21 July 2012 when Sir Anerood Jugnauth resigned up to the inauguration of Kailash Purryag to the office. She was again acting President from 29 May 2015 to 5 June 2015 when Kailash Purryag resigned up to the inauguration of Ameenah Gurib to the office.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Monique Ohsan Bellepeau was a journalist and a news announcer on the national TV channel, the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation.

She won the parliamentary elections and was appointed as Vice President on 12 November 2010 following the death of Vice President Angidi Chettiar. She was elected unanimously by all members of the National Assembly to be become the first female Vice President of Mauritius. Ohsan Bellepeau was a member of the Mauritian Labor Party and later became the President of the Party. She is the daughter of Bartholomée Ohsan, who was a founding member of the party.

On 30 March 2012, Mauritius president Anerood Jugnauth resigned after a feud with the country's prime minister, leaving the presidential chair to vice-president Ohsan Bellepeau.[1] She was succeeded as President by Kailash Purryag on 21 July 2012.

On 29 May 2015, President Kailash Purryag resigned, leaving the presidential chair to vice-president Ohsan Bellepeau. She was succeeded as President by Ameenah Gurib on 5 June 2015.

Private life[edit]

She was married to Yves Joseph Bellepeau, who was a businessman. He died on 16 November 2010, three days after she was sworn in as Vice President.

Honours and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mauritius' president quits after row with PM, Channel News Asia, 30 March 2012
  2. ^ Loga Virahsawmy, Mauritius: GL welcomes first woman vice president, 16 November 2011
Political offices
Preceded by
Angidi Chettiar
Vice President of Mauritius
2010–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Anerood Jugnauth
President of Mauritius
Acting

2012
Succeeded by
Kailash Purryag
Preceded by
Kailash Purryag
President of Mauritius
Acting

2015
Succeeded by
Ameenah Gurib