Vice-President of Mauritius
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
|Nominator||Elected by members of the National Assembly on a motion made by the Prime Minister|
|Term length||5 years, renewable indefinitely|
|Salary||Rs 2.5 Million|
|Website||Vice President of Mauritius|
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.
List of vice-presidentsEdit
A list of vice-presidents, since Mauritius became a republic on 12 March 1992.
(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)
|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|
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