ANEROOD JUGNAUTH SWEEPS TO POWER
Even as he takes up his role as Prime Minister for the 6th time, Mr Aneerod Jugnauth is already the longest serving PM in the history of independent Mauritius. During his last term he went past the record of 14 years (as PM) set by Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, also hailed as the Father of the Nation. Mr Jugnauth has been PM for 16 years in the past, starting 1982 and until 2003. Add to this his 9 years as President of Mauritius (between 2003 and 2012), and you have one of modern day’s most enduring political figures, a giant leader that the people and voters of Mauritius have accepted for well over three decades.