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    Mauritius Government 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 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 Cassam UTEEM (since 1 July 1992) and Vice President Angidi Verriah CHETTIAR (since 28 June 1997)
      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 28 June 1997 (next to be held NA 2002); prime minister and deputy prime minister appointed by the president and are responsible to the National Assembly
      election results: Cassam UTEEM reelected president and Angidi Verriah CHETTIAR 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 Militant Renaissance or MMR [Dr. Paramhansa NABABSING]; Mauritian Social Democrat Party or PMSD [Charles Xavier-Luc DUVAL]; Militant Socialist Movement or MSM [Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH] - governing party; Rodrigues Movement or OPR [Joseph (Nicholas) Von MALLY]

      Political pressure groups and leaders: various labor unions

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

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

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Mark W. ERWIN
      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] 208-2347, 208-2354, 208-9763 through 9767
      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 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Mauritius Government 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Mauritius Government 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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