Prithvirajsing Roopun

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Prithvirajsing Roopun

President of Mauritius
Assumed office
2 December 2019
Prime MinisterPravind Jugnauth
Vice PresidentEddy Boissezon
Preceded byAmeenah Gurib
(Acting)
Barlen Vyapoory
Minister of Arts & Culture
In office
24 January 2017 – 12 November 2019
PresidentAmeenah Gurib
(Acting)
Barlen Vyapoory
Preceded byDan Babboo
Succeeded byAvinash Teeluck
In office
21 December 2016 – 23 January 2017
PresidentKailash Purryag
Ameenah Gurib
Preceded bySeewoosagur Ramgoolam
Succeeded byNavin Ramgoolam
Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment
In office
15 December 2014 – 24 January 2017
PresidentAmeenah Gurib
Prime MinisterAnerood Jugnauth
Pravind Jugnauth
Succeeded byAlain Wong
3rd Member of Parliament
for Constituency No. 9 (Flacq and Bon Accueil)
In office
5 May 2010 – 7 November 2019
Preceded byDharam Gokhool
Succeeded byVikram Hurdoyal
Personal details
Born (1959-05-24) 24 May 1959 (age 60)
Quatre Bornes, British Mauritius
Political partyMilitant Socialist Movement (1983–2019)
Children4
ProfessionAttorney

Prithvirajsing Roopun GCSK (born 24 May 1959, also known as Pradeep Roopun) is the Honorable President of Mauritius as at 2 December 2019.[1]

He was a Member of Parliament between May 2010 and November 2019. During that time he had spells as Minister of Arts & Culture, and Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment.

After leaving parliament, he was elected as the 7th President of Mauritius by the National Assembly on 2 December 2019 and was sworn in on the same day.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arora, Sumit. "Pritivirajsing Roopun elected as new President of Mauritius by parliament". Retrieved 2019-12-04.
  2. ^ http://president.govmu.org/English/Documents/Communiqu%C3%A9/communiqu%C3%A9%20president%2002.12.2019.pdf
  3. ^ "Ex-minister Roopun is Mauritian president".
  4. ^ AFP (2019-12-02). "Mauritius installs ex-culture minister as president". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2019-12-04.