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Vice Prime Minister of Mauritius

Vice-Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius
Vice-Premier Ministre
Incumbent
Anil Bachoo

since since 30 July 2011
Style The Honourable
Nominator Dr. Navin Ramgoolam
Appointer Sir Anerood Jugnauth
Term length 5 years or earlier, renewable
Inaugural holder Xavier Luc Duval, Rama Sithanen
Formation 5 July 2005 (2005-07-05)
Website mof.gov.mu
publicinfrastructure.gov.mu
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Mauritius
Constitution
Foreign relations

Vice-Prime Minister of Mauritius (French: Vice-Premier Ministre) is an honorary title carried by two incumbent Ministers of the Government of Mauritius, that does not exist under the Constitution of Mauritius, and has no statutory meaning. There is currently only one Vice-Prime Minister namely Anil Bachoo who is the Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport & Shipping.[1][2][3]

Overview

In 2005, the Prime Minister Dr. Navin Ramgoolam proposed a motion at the National Assembly to create offices for two Vice Prime Ministers. As the Constitution already provides an office of Deputy Prime Minister, the National Assembly voted against the bill but provided with an understanding that two cabinet ministers who are senior members just behind the Deputy Prime Minister shall be officially known as Vice-Prime Minister but no office was created, making the position essentially an honorific title. Therefore, in case of absence, illness or sudden death of the Prime Minister, it is only the Deputy Prime Minister who can become the Acting Prime Minister until the Prime Minister resumes office or another is appointed.[3]

List of Vice Prime Ministers

Incumbent Portrait Elected Tenure Other ministerial offices
held while in post
Political
affiliation
Took office Left office
Xavier Luc Duval 2005 5 July 2005 5 May 2010 Ministry of Tourism and Leisure Mauritian Social Democrat Party
2010 5 May 2010 2014 Ministry of Tourism and Leisure
Minister of Finance and Economic Development
Rama Sithanen 2005 5 July 2005 5 May 2010 Minister of Finance and Economic Development Labour Party
Pravind Jugnauth 2010 11 May 2010 26 July 2011 Minister of Finance and Economic Development Militant Socialist Movement
Anil Bachoo 2010 30 July 2011 Incumbent Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport & Shipping Labour Party

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Minister". Ministry of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport & Shipping. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "About The Minister". Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "The Constitution". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
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