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Ambassadors from Finland > Current Finnish Ambassadors > Ambassador Heikki Tuunanen    
Ambassadors from the United States > Other senior diplomatic representatives > Ambassador Stephen M. Schwartz  
Ambassadors from the United States > Other senior diplomatic representatives > Title Chargé d’Affaires  
Capital city Port Louis  
Commonwealth Heads of Government > Current Heads > Head of Government Navinchandra Ramgoolam  
Commonwealth Heads of Government > Current Heads > Title Prime Minister  
Copyright > Reference s. 12,  
countries' copyright length > Usual term of copyright protection 50 pma  
Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX [230] 208-9534  
Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX [1] (202) 966-0983  
Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone [1] (202) 244-1491, 1492  
Elections > Head of state Election by parliament  
Flag modification 9 [140th of 197]
Foreign relations > Croatia > Date of Establishment September 3, 1997  
Foreign relations > Nepal > Date of Establishment February 12, 1981  
Foreign relations of Western Sahara > States recognizing the SADR > Date of recognition July 1, 1982  
General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth 5.4 % [36th of 147]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$ 734,802,900 constant 2000 US$ [84th of 145]
General government final consumption expenditure > constant LCU 16863080000  
General government final consumption expenditure > current LCU 26206000000  
General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ 905,528,700 $ [100th of 169]
    General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP) 0.144 $ per $1 of GDP [74th of 184]
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom Anthony Godson  
Heads of Missions from the United Kingdom > Resident Heads of Missions > Type High Commission  
Independence Day > Date March 12  
Management time dealing with officials > % of management time 9.56 % [5th of 38]
Parliamentary seats > Female 8% [80th of 143]
Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint 23.9 % [17th of 38]
political parties > Multi party  
Procedures to build a warehouse > number 21 [40th of 168]
Procedures to enforce a contract > number 37 [66th of 170]
Procedures to register property > number 6 [96th of 167]
Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > % 17.1 % [71st of 174]
Start-up procedures to register a business > number 6 [140th of 171]
Status
democracy
Time required to build a warehouse > days 145 days [118th of 168]
Time required to enforce a contract > days 630 days [46th of 171]
Time required to register property > days 210 days [18th of 167]
Time required to start a business > days 46 days [57th of 171]
Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours 158 hours [120th of 169]
Time to resolve insolvency > years 1.7 years [124th of 151]
Trademarks, nonresidents 633 [67th of 99]
Trademarks, residents 475 [58th of 98]
Transnational Issues > Disputes > International
Mauritius claims the Chagos Archipelago (UK-administered British Indian Ocean Territory), and its former inhabitants, who reside chiefly in Mauritius; claims French-administered Tromelin Island
UN membership date 24 Apr. 1968  
United Nations mission
http://www.geographyiq.com/countries/mp/
http://www.gov.mu/
http://www.1upinfo.com/country-guide-study/mauritius/index.html

Democracy
 
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006 7.57 [1st of 118]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006 8.17 [15th of 119]
Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation 8.58 [16th of 119]
Electoral system block  
Electoral system type plurality  
Female candidacy 1,956 [51st of 161]
Female ministers 9.1% [83rd of 125]
Female parliamentarians 5.7% [130th of 157]
Female suffrage 1956  
First female parliamentarian 1976 (elected)  
Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment 1.00206306354527 [22nd of 183]
Homosexuality laws of the world > Homosexuality laws > Laws against homosexuality Yes  
Parliamentary elections > Invalid votes 1.1% [87th of 110]
Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout 80.9% [40th of 152]
Parliamentary elections > Total vote 630,292 [112nd of 154]
Parliamentary elections > Turnout 79.6 [30th of 117]
Parliamentary elections > Voter registration 779,433 [115th of 152]
Parliamentary elections > Voting age population 792,125 [124th of 163]

 
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