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.

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.

Mauritius is also taking on the US and UK governments for the Chagos Archipelago islands which include Diego Garcia now a US naval base. Mauritius want these powers to hand back these islands which the government of Mauritius always considered as part of its territories to complete its decolonisation process. This is a matter of importance to the western world considering the critical location of the military base.


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]


Portfolio Minister Political Party Term
Prime Minister
Minister of Internal Affairs
Minister of External Communications
Minister of Finance and Economic Development
Pravind Jugnauth MSM 2017-
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister of Energy and Public Utilities
Ivan Collendavelloo ML 2016-
Minister Mentor
Minister of Rodrigues
Minister of Defence
Aneerood Jugnauth MSM 2017-
Vice Prime Minister
Minister of Local Government and Outer Islands
Fazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo MSM 2017-
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo MSM 2015-
Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation Yogida Sawmynaden MSM 2017-
Minister of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport Nando Bodha MSM 2014-
Minister of Education and Human Resources
Minister of Tertiary Education and Scientific Research
Leela Devi Dookhun MSM 2014-
Minister of Tourism Anil Gayan ML 2017-
Minister of Health and Quality of Life Anwar Husnoo ML 2017-
Minister of Arts and Culture Prithvirajsing Roopun MSM 2016-
Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions
Minister of Environment, Sustainable Development, and Disaster and Beach Management
Etienne Sinatambou MSM 2016-
Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security Mahen Kumar Seeruttun MSM 2014-
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection Ashit Kumar Gungah MSM 2016-
Attorney General Maneesh Gobin MSM 2014-
Minister of Youth and Sports Stephan Toussaint MSM 2017-
Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives Soomilduth Bholah MSM 2014-
Minister of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment Alain Wong MSM 2017-
Minister of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare Roubina Jadoo-Jaunbocus MSM 2016-
Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources & Fisheries
Minister of Shipping and Outer Islands
Prem Koonjoo MSM 2014-
Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training Soodesh Callichurn MSM 2014-
Minister of Lands and Housing Mahen Jhugroo MSM 2017-
Minister of Civil Service and Administrative Reforms Eddy Boissézon ML 2017-
Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms Sudhir Seesungkur

Judiciary branch[edit]

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[edit]

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.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Republic of Mauritius-Mo Ibrahim Index 2016: Mauritius top ranking country in overall governance in Africa". Retrieved 2017-01-20.
  2. ^ "About the Parliament". National Assembly of Mauritius. Retrieved 27 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. Retrieved 27 March 2013.

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