Vice-President of Mauritius

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Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius
Vice-Président de la République
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Incumbent
Barlen Vyapoory

since 29 March 2016
StyleHis Excellency
NominatorElected by members of the National Assembly on a motion made by the Prime Minister
SalaryRs 2.5 Million[1]
WebsiteVice President of Mauritius
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The Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius (French: Vice-Président de la République de Maurice) is the second-highest office of the Republic of Mauritius. Because Mauritius is a parliamentary republic, the Vice-President functions as a ceremonial figurehead, elected by the National Assembly, as set out by the Constitution of Mauritius. The current Vice-President is Barlen Vyapoory; he took office on 29 March 2016.[2][3]

Overview[edit]

In the event of the death, resignation or removal of the President, the Vice-President ascends to the presidency, which he or she holds as acting President. The Vice-President nevertheless cannot succeed to the presidency in case of dismissal, resignation or death of the head of state but he can be nominated by the parliament to succeed to the President and if elected, his term will start for a full mandate of five years.[4]

List of vice-presidents[edit]

A list of vice-presidents, since Mauritius became a republic on 12 March 1992.[5]

# Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Took office Left office
Republic of Mauritius
1. Rabindrah Ghurburrun No image.png 1 July 1992 30 June 1997 1992 Militant Socialist Movement
2. Angidi Chettiar No image.png 1 July 1997 17 February 2002 1997 Labour Party
3. Raouf Bundhun No image.png 8 March 2002 24 August 2007 2002 Militant Socialist Movement
(2) Angidi Chettiar No image.png 25 August 2007 15 September 2010
(died in office)
2007 Labour Party
4. Monique Ohsan Bellepeau No image.png 12 November 2010 29 March 2016 2010 Labour Party
5. Barlen Vyapoory No image.png 29 March 2016 Incumbent 2016 Militant Socialist Movement

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rapport du Pay Research Bureau – Les gros salaires avoisineront Rs 200 000" (in French). Le Défi Media Group. Archived from the original on 21 December 2012. Retrieved 24 December 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "The Person". Vice President website. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ 303, Belson (April 4, 2015). "Mauritius has a new Vice-President". newsfeed.mu. Archived from the original on April 5, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Constitution of Mauritius" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  5. ^ "Former Vice Presidents". Vice President website. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 23 April 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)