Port Louis : Former President and leader of the Alliance Lepep party, Anerood Jugnauth, who is of Indian origin, is Mauritius’ new prime minister. His appointment came a day after the resignation of former prime minister Navin Ramgoolam who lost the polls. Ramgoolam was serving his third term as the prime minister since 2005. Jugnauth, 84, served as the president from 2003 to 2012, and previously he was the prime minister of Mauritius from 1982 to 1995 and again from 2000 to 2003.

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