Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth dissolved parliament and said the Indian Ocean island will hold a general election on November 7.
The country, one of Africa’s most stable nations, holds elections every five years, with the last in 2014.
By law, the country has between 30 and 150 days to organise elections after the prime minister dissolves parliament.
“I have advised the president to dissolve Parliament and issue the writ for general elections,” he said in a video statement, adding voting would be on November 7.
Jugnauth (57) is also finance minister and will seek another term as leader of the Mouvement Socialiste Militant (MSM). He served as prime minister since 2017 when he took over from his father, Anerood Jugnauth.