Pravind Jugnauth sworn in as Mauritius PM

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The incumbent Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth was sworn in for five-year term after elections in which his coalition consolidated its grip on parliament. His swearing-in took place at the residence of President Barlen Vyapoory.

  • The 57 year old Jugnauth took the helm of one of Africa’s wealthiest countries without going through a vote when his father stepped down in 2017. The decisive victory of his centre-right Morisian Alliance in the 7 November elections has now strengthened his legitimacy.
  • PM Pravind Jugnauth’s proposed new cabinet includes 23 members includes three women. It includes newcomer Kalpana Koonjoo-Shah, who will take over the gender equality Ministry.
  • The Morisian Alliance claimed 42 of 70 seats in parliament, defeating centre-left National Alliance of Navin Ramgoolam, which secured 17 seats, and Mauritian Militant Movement of Paul Berenger, which garnered nine seats.