Mauritius Designates Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as First Woman President

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS:  The government of Mauritius today designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Indian Ocean Island nation’s new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.

The appointment of Gurib-Fakim, an internationally-renowned scientist and biologist, is subject to parliament approval, due to take place on Thursday.

The opposition has said it will support her appointment, making the vote a mere formality.

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