Governor-General of Mauritius

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Governor-General of Mauritius
Flag of the Governor-General of Mauritius (1968-1992).svg
Style His Excellency
Residence State House (Official)
Appointer Queen of Mauritius
Precursor Governor of British Mauritius
Formation 12 March 1968; 50 years ago (1968-03-12)
First holder Sir John Shaw Rennie
Final holder Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
Abolished 12 March 1992; 26 years ago (1992-03-12)
Succession President of Mauritius

The Governor-General of Mauritius (French: Gouverneur Général de Maurice) was the acting head of state of Mauritius from 12 March 1968 when the country gained independence from the United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II was given the title Queen of Mauritius until 12 March 1992 when Mauritius became a republic.[1] The Governor-General was appointed for an indefinite term, serving at the pleasure of the monarch.

According to the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Governor-General was appointed solely on the advice of the Cabinet of Mauritius without the involvement of the British government. In the event of a vacancy, the Chief Justice served as Officer Administering the Government. Both British and Mauritian citizens held the post.

Governors-General

A list of Governors-General of Mauritius from 1968 to 1992.[2][3]

Status
  Denotes Chief Justice acting as Officer Administering the Government
Governor-General Term of office Monarch Prime Minister
Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.png Sir John Rennie
(1917–2002)
12 March 1968 27 August 1968 168 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
No image.png Sir Michel Rivalland
(1910–1970)
27 August 1968 3 September 1968 7 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
2 No image.png Sir Leonard Williams
(1904–1972)
3 September 1968 27 December 1972
(Died in Office)
4 years, 115 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
3 No image.png Sir Raman Osman
(1902–1992)
27 December 1972 1 February 1973 4 years, 308 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
1 February 1973 31 October 1977
No image.png Sir Henry Garrioch
(1916–2008)
31 October 1977 23 March 1978 143 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
4 No image.png Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay
(1919–1999)
23 March 1978 26 April 1979 5 years, 280 days Elizabeth II Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
&
Sir Anerood Jugnauth
26 April 1979 28 December 1983
5 Seewoosagur Ramgoolam.jpg Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
(1900–1985)
28 December 1983 15 December 1985
(Died in Office)
1 year, 352 days Elizabeth II Sir Anerood Jugnauth
No image.png Sir Cassam Moollan
(1927–2010)
15 December 1985 17 January 1986 33 days Elizabeth II Sir Anerood Jugnauth
6 Veerasamy Ringadoo.jpg Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo
(1920–2000)
17 January 1986 12 March 1992 6 years, 55 days Elizabeth II Sir Anerood Jugnauth

See also

References

  1. ^ Mauritius Republic Bill [Lords], Hansard, HC Deb 04 June 1992 vol 208 cc1006-19
  2. ^ "Mauritius". Worldsstatesmen.org. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Governor-General". Rulers.org. Retrieved 26 January 2013. 
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