Country Data


Last updated

Sep, 2022

President/Head of StateMohamed Ould Ghazouani
Prime MinisterMohamed Ould Bilal Messoud
Size of Cabinet22
National AssemblyAssemblée Nationale
Seats in NA62
Parties in NA9
Female MPs in NA16.13%
Term of National Assembly5 years
Term of President5 years
Number of NA Elections held7
Number of PE heldn/a
Next NA Elections2024
Next Presidential Elections2024 (indirect vote)

List of cabinet

Head of StatePresidentPrithvirajsing Roopun
Head of GovernmentPrime Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity + Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications + Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial IntegrityPravind Kumar Jugnauth
FinanceMinister of Finance, Economic Planning and DevelopmentRenganaden Padayachy
ForeignMinister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Minister of Land Transport and Light RailAlan Ganoo
HealthMinister of Health and WellnessKailesh Kumar Singh Jagutpal
JusticeAttorney GeneralManeesh Gobin
AgricultureMinister of Blue Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and ShippingSudheer Maudhoo
EnergyMinister of Energy and Public UtilitiesGeorges Pierre Lesjongard
EducationMinister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and TechnologyLeela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun
EconomyMinister of Industrial Development, SMEs and CooperativesSoomilduth Bholah
Labor/CommerceMinister of Commerce and Consumer Protection + Minister of Labour, Human Resource Development and Training Soodesh Satkam Callichurn
Digital/ITMinister of Information Technology, Communication and InnovationDarsanand Balgobin
EnvironmentMinister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate ChangeKavydass Ramano
OthersMinister of Housing and Land Use Planning Minister of TourismLouis Steven Obeegadoo
Minister of Local Government and Disaster Risk ManagementMohammad Anwar Husnoo
Minister of Social Integration, Social Security and National SolidarityFazila Jeewa-Daureeawoo
Minister of Financial Services and Good GovernanceMahen Kumar Seeruttun
Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and RecreationJean Christophe Stephan Toussaint
Minister of National Infrastructure and Community DevelopmentMahendranuth Sharma Hurreram
Minister of Gender Equality and Family WelfareKalpana Devi Koonjoo-Shah
Minister of Arts and Cultural HeritageAvinash Teeluck
Minister of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional ReformsTeeruthraj Hurdoyal

Main political party

Name of partyFoundationTimes Elected to NATimes Won at NA
Mauritian Socialist Movement (MSM)198375
Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM)196972
Organization of the People of Rodrigues (OPR)72
Mauritian Social Democratic Party (PMSD)199540
Labour Party (PTR)193673

Last NA elections results

NA elections/Parties winning seatsSeats
Morisian Alliance (MSM–ML–MAG–PM)42
National Alliance (PTR–PMSD–MJCB)17
Mauritian Militant Movement (MMM)9
Rodriguan People's Organization (OPR)2
Number of parties winning seats9
Number of parties contesting71
Female candidatesn/a
Female MPs16.13%
Voter turnout77.01%

Voting System

  • PE: President and Vice President indirectly elected by the National Assembly for 5-year renewable terms
  • NA: 62 members directly elected multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and up to 8 seats allocated to non-elected party candidates by the Office of Electoral Commissioner; Members serve a 5-year term

Source: CIA World Factbook