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Pravind Jugnauth sworn in as Mauritius PM

Wed 13 Nov 2019, 10:17:40
Mauritius's incumbent Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth was sworn in for a five-year term on Tuesday after elections in which his coalition consolidated its grip on parliament.

Mr Jugnauth's swearing-in took place at the residence of President Barlen Vyapoory. He immediately proposed a new cabinet of 23 members. It includes three women, including newcomer Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah, who will take over the gender equality Ministry.

The Morisian Alliance claimed 42 of 70 seats in parliament, trouncing the centre-left National Alliance of Navin Ramgoolam, which got 17 seats, and the Mauritian Militant Movement of Paul Berenger, which garnered nine seats. Since attaining independence from Britain in 1968, Mauritius has become one of the most stable democracies in Africa.



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