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Mauritius - National Assembly Elects Monique Ohsan-Bellepeau as Vice-President of the Republic

GIS - November 12, 2010: The National  Assembly yesterday  unanimously elected  Mrs Monique Ohsan-Bellpeau to the post of Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius.  She becomes the first woman in the country to serve as Vice-President.

The motion in favour of the nomination of Mrs Bellepeau was  proposed by the Prime Minister, Dr Navin Ramgoolam ,GCSK, FRCP and was seconded by the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Paul Bérenger.

The new Vice-President served as Junior Minister  from 1997 to 2000. She had a long career at the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation. She was also President of the Mauritius Labour Party.

The swearing ceremony  will be held on Saturday 13 November at the State House, Le Réduit. 

Government Information Service, Prime Minister’s Office, Level 6, New Government Centre, Port Louis, Mauritius.