Mauritius (1968–1992)

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Between independence in 1968 and becoming a republic in 1992, Mauritius was an independent sovereign state that shared its head of state with the United Kingdom and other states headed by Elizabeth II. In 1968, the United Kingdom's Mauritius Independence Act 1968 granted independence to the British Crown Colony of Mauritius. The British monarch, Elizabeth II, remained head of state as Queen of Mauritius, as well as being Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms. The monarch's constitutional roles in Mauritius were mostly delegated to the Governor-General of Mauritius. The Governors-General were: Sir John Shaw Rennie (12 March – 27 August 1968) Sir Michel Rivalland (27 August – 3 September 1968) Sir Leonard Williams (3 September 1968 – 27 December 1972) Sir Raman Osman (27 December 1972 – 31 October 1977) Sir Henry Garrioch (31 October 1977 – 26 April 1979) Sir Dayendranath Burrenchobay (26 April 1979 – 28 December 1983) Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam (28 December 1983 – 15 December 1985) Sir Cassam Moollan (15 December 1985 – 17 January 1986) (acting) Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo (17 January 1986 – 12 March 1992)Seewoosagur Ramgoolam and then Sir Anerood Jugnauth held office as Prime Minister of Mauritius. Elizabeth II visited Mauritius 24–26 March 1972.In 1975, a series of student protests turned violent.The Republic of Mauritius was proclaimed on 12 March 1992. Following the abolition of the monarchy, the last Governor General of Mauritius, Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo became the first President of Mauritius.
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