Mauritius

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
20
(2023)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
141
(2014-12 - 2019-10)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
0
(2014-12 - 2019-10)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
141
(2014-12 - 2019-10)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
0%
(2014-12 - 2019-10)
Dates of the previous legislature
22 Dec 2014 to 06 Oct 2019
(2014-12 - 2019-10)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, art. 46 (1)

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
The legislation is returned to Parliament for re-examination
Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Constitutional/Supreme Court

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

There is a procedure for introducing emergency legislation into parliament
Yes
Number of times the procedure for emergency legislation was used, per year
23

Notes: A certificate of urgency can be attached to a proposed bill so that said bill can be introduced forthwith and proceeded with throughout all stages at the same sitting.

Sources: Standing Order No. 65

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No