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Mauritius, Government

constitutional monarchy, majority party, British monarch, executive power, legislative body

From 1968 through 1991 Mauritius was a constitutional monarchy; executive power was nominally vested in the British monarch, as represented by a governor-general. In March 1992 the country became a republic. Under the 1992 constitution, the head of state is a president, elected to a five-year term by the legislature. The president appoints a prime minister (traditionally the leader of the majority party in the legislature), who is the chief executive. The legislative body is the National Assembly, which consists of 62 directly elected representatives and 4 others appointed by the Supreme Court to ensure representation of various ethnic groups. National Assembly members serve five-year terms.



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constitutional monarchy, majority party, British monarch, executive power, legislative body, Supreme Court, governor-general, legislature, Mauritius, prime minister, head of state, republic, president, representatives, chief executive, leader, country

 
 

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