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Government of Mauritius

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Government of Mauritius

The Government of Mauritius (French: Gouvernement de Maurice) is the main authority of the executive power in the Republic of Mauritius. The head of the Government is the Prime Minister of Mauritius, who manages the main agenda of the Government and direct the ministers.

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Map of Mauritius

The 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance ranked Mauritius first in good governance. According to the 2015 Democracy Index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit that measures the state of democracy in 167 countries, Mauritius ranks 18th worldwide followed by Uruguay and United States and is the only African country with Full Democracy.

Mauritius is also taking on the US and UK governments for the Chagos Archipelago islands which include Diego Garcia now a US naval base. Mauritius want these powers to hand back these islands which the government of Mauritius always considered as part of its territories to complete its decolonisation process. This is a matter of importance to the western world considering the critical location of the military base.

Legislature

The National Assembly is the legislative branch of the government of Mauritius. The Assembly is made up of 70 Members elected in 21 constituencies, of which Rodrigues Island is one.

Judiciary branch

Mauritius' Courts include the Supreme Court, the Court of Rodrigues, the Intermediate Court, the Industrial Court, the District Courts, the Bail and Remand Court, the Criminal and Mediation Court and the Commercial Court. The Chief Justice is head of the judiciary.

Local governments

Each city, town, village and district of Mauritius are administered, for the purposes of local government, by the local authorities; the municipal city councils, municipal councils, the district councils and the village councils.

References

Government of Mauritius Wikipedia


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