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Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim resigns following Financial Scandal

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, president of the Republic of Mauritius. (Photo by Michael Campanella/Getty Images)

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned following claims she used a bank card provided by an NGO to make personal purchases, Bloomberg reports.

It had previously been reported that the president would resign following the allegations.

Her lawyer, Yusuf Mohamed, today announced that she would be leaving office on March 23. He said:

In the supreme interest of the country and that of the Mauritian population, she prefers to go.

She does not want to see the population and economy suffer.

In her wisdom, the president has decided to resign and prevent the constitutional crisis.

Prime Minister of the nation Pravind Jugnauth had threatened to force Gurib-Fakim out of her position which is largely ceremonial.

Photo Credit: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

5 Comments

  1. uyai

    March 18, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Most Women and abuse of power. Sad

  2. Tony

    March 18, 2018 at 7:22 am

    Small Mauritius forces president to resign for crimes that other presidents in larger nations commit and go unpunished even billions go missing and lives are lost. Nigeria, Congo DRC, Cameroon, Togo, Uganda etc

  3. John

    March 18, 2018 at 8:43 am

    Go girl! !!.. women power ..roar!!!! ..the future is female..we women do no wrong and the world would have been better off with a woman in power ????????

    • Comment

      March 19, 2018 at 3:40 am

      John your sarcasm is boring….Majority of our world leaders are men. I suggest you focus your dry jokes at telling them to fix the mess all over the world that they’ve created for decades on end

  4. Ec

    March 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    As she steps down let other male colleagues do the same

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