Government of Mauritius

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The Government of Mauritius (French : Gouvernement de Maurice) is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Mauritius. The head of the Government is the Prime Minister of Mauritius, who manages the main agenda of the Government and direct the ministers.

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The 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance ranked Mauritius first in good governance. [1] According to the 2015 Democracy Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit that measures the state of democracy in 167 countries, Mauritius ranks 18th worldwide followed by Uruguay and United States and is the only African country with Full Democracy.

Legislature

The National Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of Mauritius. The Assembly is made up of 70 Members elected in 21 constituencies, of which Rodrigues Island is one. [2]

Cabinet

PortfolioMinisterPolitical PartyTerm
Prime Minister
Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications (Mauritius)
Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity
Hon Pravind Kumar JUGNAUTH MSM 2019-
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning
Minister of Tourism
Hon Louis Steven OBEEGADOO ex-MMM 2020-
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology
Hon Mrs Leela Devi DOOKUN-LUCHOOMUN MSM 2019-
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Local Government, Disaster and Risk Management
Dr Hon Mohammad Anwar HUSNOO MSM 2019-
Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail Hon Alan GANOO ex-MMM 2019-
Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Dr Hon Renganaden PADAYACHY MSM 2019-
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Hon Nandcoomar BODHA, GCSK MSM 2019-
Minister of Energy and Public Utilities Hon Georges Pierre LESJONGARD MSM 2020-
Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity Hon Mrs Fazila JEEWA-DAUREEAWOO, GCSK MSM 2019-
Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives Hon Soomilduth BHOLAH MSM 2019-
Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change Hon Kavydass RAMANO ex-MMM 2019-
Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance Hon Mahen Kumar SEERUTTUN MSM 2019-
Attorney General
Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security
Hon Maneesh GOBIN MSM 2019-
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Protection Hon Yogida SAWMYNADEN MSM 2019-
Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Recreation Hon Jean Christophe Stephan TOUSSAINT MSM 2019-
Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development Hon Mahendranuth Sharma HURREERAM MSM 2019-
Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation Hon Darsanand BALGOBIN MSM 2019-
Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training Hon Soodesh Satkam CALLICHURN MSM 2019-
Minister of Health and Wellness Hon Kailesh Kumar Singh JAGUTPAL MSM 2019-
Minister of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping Hon Sudheer MAUDHOO MSM 2019-
Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare Hon Mrs Kalpana Devi KOONJOO-SHAH MSM 2019-
Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage Hon Avinash TEELUCK MSM 2019-
Minister of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional Reforms Hon Teeruthraj HURDOYAL MSM 2019-

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Judiciary branch

Mauritius' Courts include the Supreme Court, the Court of Rodrigues, the Intermediate Court, the Industrial Court, the District Courts, the Bail and Remand Court, the Criminal and Mediation Court and the Commercial Court. The Chief Justice is head of the judiciary.

Local governments

Each city, town, village and district of Mauritius are administered, for the purposes of local government, by the local authorities; the municipal city councils, municipal councils, the district councils and the village councils. [4]

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References

  1. "Republic of Mauritius-Mo Ibrahim Index 2016: Mauritius top-ranking country in overall governance in Africa". www.govmu.org. Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  2. "About the Parliament". National Assembly of Mauritius. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  3. "LIST OF MINISTERS – 25 JUNE 2020" (PDF).
  4. "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. Retrieved 27 March 2013.