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    Mauritius Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Republic of Mauritius
      conventional short form: Mauritius


      Government type: parliamentary democracy


      Capital: Port Louis


      Administrative divisions: 9 districts and 3 dependencies*; Agalega Islands*, Black River, Cargados Carajos Shoals*, Flacq, Grand Port, Moka, Pamplemousses, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis, Riviere du Rempart, Rodrigues*, Savanne


      Independence: 12 March 1968 (from UK)


      National holiday: Independence Day, 12 March (1968)


      Constitution: 12 March 1968; amended 12 March 1992


      Legal system: based on French civil law system with elements of English common law in certain areas


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: President Karl OFFMANN (since 25 February 2002) and Vice President Raouf BUNDHUN (since 25 February 2002)
      head of government: Prime Minister Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH (since 17 September 2000) and Deputy Prime Minister Paul BERENGER (since 17 September 2000)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the recommendation of the prime minister
      elections: president and vice president elected by the National Assembly for five-year terms; election last held 25 February 2002 (next to be held NA 2007); prime minister and deputy prime minister appointed by the president, responsible to the National Assembly
      election results: Karl OFFMANN elected president and Raouf BUNDHUN elected vice president; percent of vote by the National Assembly - NA%


      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (66 seats; 62 elected by popular vote, 4 appointed by the election commission from the losing political parties to give representation to various ethnic minorities; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held on 11 September 2000 (next to be held by September 2005)
      election results: percent of vote by party - MSM/MMM 52.3%, MLP/PMSD 36.9%, OPR 10.8%; seats by party - MSM/MMM 54, MLP/PMSD 6, OPR 2


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court


      Political parties and leaders: Hizbullah [Cehl Mohamed FAKEEMEEAH]; Mauritian Labor Party or MLP [Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM]; Mauritian Militant Movement or MMM [Paul BERENGER] - in coalition with MSM; Mauritian Social Democrat Party or PMSD [Charles Xavier-Luc DUVAL]; Militant Socialist Movement or MSM [Pravind JUGNAUTH] - governing party; Rodrigues Movement or MR [Joseph (Nicholas) Von MALLY]; Rodrigues Peoples Organization or OPR [Serge CLAIR]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: various labor unions


      International organization participation: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, C, ECA, FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, InOC, Interpol, IOC, ISO, ITU, NAM, OAU, OPCW, PCA, SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Usha JEETAH
      FAX: [1] (202) 966-0983
      telephone: [1] (202) 244-1491, 1492
      chancery: 4301 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 441, Washington, DC 20008


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador John PRICE
      embassy: 4th Floor, Rogers House, John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
      mailing address: international mail: P. O. Box 544, Port Louis; US mail: American Embassy, Port Louis, Department of State, Washington, DC 20521-2450
      telephone: [230] 202-4400
      FAX: [230] 208-9534


      Flag description: four equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, yellow, and green


      NOTE: The information regarding Mauritius on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritius Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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