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PM Modi congratulates Mauritian counterpart on winning elections

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Prime Minister Modi on Friday congratulated his Mauritian counterpart, Anerood Jugnauth, following the latter's party's victory in the 2014 general elections. Jugnauth is the prime minister-elect to be taking office as soon as he is sworn in by President Purryag.

"Just spoke to Mr. Anerood Jugnauth and congratulated him on the victory of his alliance in the Mauritius elections," tweeted PM Modi.

Born on 29 March 1930, Anerood Jugnauth was the President of Mauritius from 2003 to 2012. Previously, he was also the Prime Minister of Mauritius from 1982 to 1995 and again from 2000 to 2003.

He served four consecutive terms as Prime Minister from 1982 to 1995 and was then voted out of office from 1995 to 2000. He was also the prime minister who held the office for the longest run, one of 16 years, overtaking Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, who held the office for 14 years.

First Published: Fri, December 12 2014. 09:39 IST