Mauritius PM Anerood Jugnauth to hand over to son

Mauritius’ Prime Minister Anerood Jagnauth is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind.

The 82-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third term as leader in 2014.

In a televised address, Jagnauth said he was resigning in favor of a “younger and more dynamic leader,” the country’s current finance minister.

Pravind is also head of the Militant Socialist Movement, the governing coalition’s largest party.

Former prime minister Navin Ramgoolam warned that the family was turning Mauritius into a “banana republic.”

Anerood’s set to hand his resignation in on Monday morning.

Source: BBC


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