It was under the French Governor, Mahé de Labourdonnais, that
From this strategic position in the Indian Ocean, the French were plaguing English vessels on their way to and from
A few years later, in 1835, the British abolished slavery - slaves at the time came from
Rapid development of the infrastructure continued. Free primary education was given to the population so that local civil servants could be trained to run the affairs of the country.
The Mauritian Constitution is based on the Westminster model. Political power is vested in the Prime Minister and the Cabinet. Elections are held every five years