Mauritius. According to
Countryaah website, resistance to new and controversial
anti-terrorism legislation led to the resignation of
President Cassam Uteem in February. Uteem considered that it
would give the police great powers, i.a. the right to detain
suspected terrorists without giving them the right to
contact a lawyer.
Vice President Angidi Chettiar took over, but he also
left the presidential post in protest of the law, which was,
however, endorsed by Chief Justice Arianga Pillay, who
temporarily took over as head of state. Opposition and human
rights activists also had objections to the law.
In March, Parliament appointed Karl Offman, a former
Labor Minister, as new president. The session was boycotted
by about ten MEPs.