Vice-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, after the President. 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.

Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius
Vice-Président de la République
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Incumbent
Eddy Boissezon

since 2 December 2019
StyleHis Excellency
NominatorElected by members of the National Assembly on a motion made by the Prime Minister
Term length5 years, renewable indefinitely[1]
Formation1992
SalaryRs 2.5 Million[2]
WebsiteVice President of Mauritius

OverviewEdit

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.[3]

List of vice-presidentsEdit

A list of vice-presidents, since Mauritius became a republic on 12 March 1992.[4]

Incumbent Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Took office Left office
Republic of Mauritius
1. Rabindrah Ghurburrun   1 July 1992 30 June 1997 1992 Militant Socialist Movement
2. Angidi Chettiar 1 July 1997 17 February 2002 1997 Labour Party
3. Raouf Bundhun   8 March 2002 24 August 2007 2002 Militant Socialist Movement
(2) Angidi Chettiar 25 August 2007 15 September 2010
(died in office)
2007 Labour Party
4. Monique Ohsan Bellepeau 13 November 2010 3 April 2016 2010 Labour Party
5. Barlen Vyapoory   4 April 2016 26 November 2019 2016 Militant Socialist Movement
6. Eddy Boissezon 2 December 2019 Incumbent 2019 Muvman Liberater[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election of the Vice President". Office of the Vice President.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Constitution of Mauritius" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Former Vice Presidents". Vice President website. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Eddy Boissezon : de conseiller municipal à vice-président de la République". Le Defi Media Group.