AUC Chairperson congratulates Mauritian first woman President, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has “warmly congratulated” Ameenah Gurib-Fakim on her appointment as the new President of the Republic of Mauritius.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim is the first woman to be appointed to the ceremonial position in the Republic of Mauritius.

“Your overwhelming approval by Parliament is a mark of confidence in women’s leadership and in what you personally have to offer, given your experience”, the AU Commission Chairperson said.

Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a renowned scientist, received an overwhelming approval from both government and opposition political parties in the Parliament of Mauritius, after Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth nominated her for approval.

She replaces Kailash Purryag who stepped down as president of the Indian Ocean island republic.

Gurib-Fakim was sworn in Friday as the sixth President since Mauritius became a republic in 1992.



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