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Anerood Jugnauth

Mauritius prime minister resigns in favor of his son

PORT LOUIS:┬áThe 86-year-old prime minister of Mauritius has said┬áthat he would resign on Jan. 23 and hand power to his son, who is the current finance minister. Anerood Jugnauth, who has presided over steady economic growth, said in a televised speech he would continue to serve in government in another, unspecified capacity. "The time has come for the country to have a young leadership that represents the future," he said. "I ask the population to support Pravind Jugnauth as it did for me." A veteran politician,…