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Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius

Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius
Vice-Premier Ministre
Incumbent
Dr. Rashid Beebeejaun

since 7 July 2005
Style The Honourable
Nominator Dr. Navin Ramgoolam
Appointer Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Term length 5 years or earlier, renewable
Inaugural holder Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed
Formation 12 March 1968 (1968-03-12)
Salary Rs 2.5 Million[1]
Website Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Mauritius
Constitution
Foreign relations

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Mauritius (French: Vice-Premier Ministre) is the senior member of the Cabinet of Mauritius. The actual Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Rashid Beebeejaun was appointed by the President on 7 July 2005 after the 2005 General Election and remained in office after he was re-elected in the 2010 General Election, he is the Minister of Energy and Public Utilities.[2]

Contents

  • Overview 1
  • List of Deputy Prime Ministers 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Overview

According to the Constitution of Mauritius there shall be a Prime Minister and a Deputy Prime Minister who shall be appointed by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister.[3]

The Deputy Prime Minister is the first person to hold the office of Prime Minister and head of government in case the latter is absent from Mauritius or is by reason of illness or of section 60(5) unable to perform the functions conferred on him by the Constitution. The President, by directions in writing, authorize the Deputy Prime Minister or, in his absence, some other Minister to perform those functions and that Minister may perform those functions (Acting Prime Minister) until his authority is revoked by the President.[3]

List of Deputy Prime Ministers

# Incumbent Portrait Elected Tenure Other ministerial offices
held while in post
Political
affiliation
Prime Minister
Took office Left office
Mauritius (Commonwealth realm)
1. Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed 1967 12 March 1968 20 December 1976 Muslim Committee of Action Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
2. Sir Gaëtan Duval 1976 20 December 1976 11 June 1982 Mauritian Social Democrat Party Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
3. Harish Boodhoo 1982 11 June 1982 21 August 1983 Mauritian Socialist Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
(2) Sir Gaëtan Duval 1983 21 August 1983 11 December 1988 Mauritian Social Democrat Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
4. Sir Satcam Boolell 1987 11 December 1988 25 February 1990 Labour Party Sir Anerood Jugnauth
5. Prem Nababsing 1991 25 February 1990 12 March 1992 Mauritian Militant Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Republic of Mauritius
Prem Nababsing 1991 12 March 1992 20 December 1995 Mauritian Militant Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
6. Paul Bérenger 1995 20 December 1995 16 November 1997 Minister of Foreign Affairs, International & Regional Co-operation Mauritian Militant Movement Dr. Navin Ramgoolam
7. Kailash Purryag 1995 16 November 1997 11 September 2000 Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Trade Labour Party Dr. Navin Ramgoolam
(6) Paul Bérenger 2000 11 September 2000 30 September 2003 Minister of Finance Mauritian Militant Movement Sir Anerood Jugnauth
8. Pravind Jugnauth 2000 30 September 2003 5 July 2005 Minister of Finance Militant Socialist Movement Paul Raymond Berenger
9. Dr. Rashid Beebeejaun 2005 5 July 2005 5 May 2010 Minister of Public Infrastructure, Land Transport & Shipping
(2005 to 2008)
Minister of Renewable Energy and Public Utilities
(2008 to 2010)
Labour Party Dr. Navin Ramgoolam
2010 5 May 2010 Incumbent Minister of Renewable Energy and Public Utilities
(2010 to -)
Minister of Energy and Public Utilities

See also

References

  1. ^ "Rapport du Pay Research Bureau – Les gros salaires avoisineront Rs 200 000" (in Français).  
  2. ^ "The Minister". Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "The Constitution". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
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