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Mauritius: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a future "president of proximity and attentive to the people"

The former Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, selected during the electoral campaign in case of victory of the * Le Lepep alliance (MSM-PMSD-ML) to replace the President of the Republic of Mauritius Kailash Purryag, who has submitted his resignation the end of last week, will take oath Friday, June 5 at the State House before joining the Château de Reduit for five years.
The National Assembly will proceed with her election on 4 June at a special session for a historical vote since this will be the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Mauritius.
Passionate about plants, the biologist of 52 years declared that the struggle against poverty will be at the heart of all her actions. "I look down into the pockets of poverty in and see how poor Mauritians are living and what their needs are." "I not going to stay cloistered in the Chateau of Reduit. I say loud and clear that I will be a president of proximity and attentive to the people," she said.
* The Lepep alliance brings together the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM), PMSD (Parti Mauricien Social Démocrate) and Mouvement Libérateur (ML)


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