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President of Mauritius resigns

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PORT LOUIS – The Mauritian president Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the first female head of state to the island nation in the Indian Ocean, has resigned. She will take her office on march 23 after allegations of fraud.

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Gurib-Fakim stated that they “accidentally” debit card had used her in 2016 by the Planet Earth Institute was given and was identical to a bank card they already had. After the London-based charity had informed, that they of the organization had used for about 27,000 dollars in expenses, she said the amount to pay back. Prime minister Pravind Jugnauth promised action against Gurib-Fakim to take if they do not step down in the wake of the scandal.

“In the interest of the country and that of the Mauritian population, they now prefer road”, said her lawyer. The departure of Gurib-Fakim will contribute to the prevention of a constitutional crisis, ” he said, referring to the collision between the Gurib-Fakim and Jugnauth. Previously denied the president that she was planning to resign.

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