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Surrounded by coral reef, Rodrigues (http://mdr.govmu.org/English/Rodrigues/Pages/About-Rodrigues.aspx) is an island of 108 km2 located at about 560 km East of Mauritius. The island is the tenth district of the Republic of Mauritius. Since October 2001, the island of Rodrigues enjoys an autonomous status within the Republic with its own Regional Assembly and an Executive Council for the framing and implementation of its socio–economic policies. It is administered by a Regional Assembly whereby elections are held every five years.
Rodrigues Regional Assembly
Rodrigues Regional Assembly received the President of the Republic’s assent on 20 November 2001. The Assembly met for the first time on 12 October 2002.