Vera Sidika and Otile Brown on ‘baecation’ are giving us relationship goals vibes (Photos)

Over the past weekend,Vera Sidika and Otile Brown jetted out to Mauritius.

The two lovebirds seem to be having a great time and have not left us behind as they keep us posted through their Instagram accounts.

This Mauritius baecation of theirs is really giving us relationship goals.

Here are some snaps of the baecation that the fans can’t get enough of;

VERA SIDIKA O

VERA AND OTILE

VERA SIDIKA AND O

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VERA SIDI

VERA AND BOO BOO

VERA AND BOO

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Mauritius designates first woman president

The government of Mauritius on Monday designated Ameenah Gurib-Fakim as the Indian Ocean island nation’s new president, making her the first woman to hold the ceremonial position.

The appointment of Gurib-Fakim, an internationally-renowned scientist and biologist, is subject to parliament approval, due to take place on Thursday.

The opposition has said it will support her appointment, making the vote a mere formality.Her inauguration is expected to take place on Friday, officials said.

Gurib-Fakim, 56, will be the first female president of the island, which gained independence from Britain in 1968 and which replaced Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state in 1992.

Former president Kailash Purryag, who had been put in place by the previous government, stepped down as the island’s figurehead on Friday.

He had served as president since July 2012, when he was appointed by the island’s previous Labour party government of former premier Navin Ramgoolam.

The previous government had fought the elections on a platform of delivering constitutional reform — notably with a divisive proposal to strengthen presidential powers.

Ramgoolam himself had hoped to eventually run for the new, strengthened position. Since his election defeat Purryag has been seen as an unwanted figurehead, while Ramgoolam has been embroiled in corruption allegations that have shocked the country.

Mauritius is one of the richest — and least corrupt — countries in Africa, a middle-income country of some 1.3 million people with a per capita GDP of just over $9,000 (7,200 euros).

Once dependent on sugar exports, the island has built up a strong outsourcing and financial services sector, and an important tourism industry.

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Mauritius votes over presidency, economy

Mauritians voted Wednesday in parliamentary elections with rival parties promising to boost the economy and battling over the proposed strengthening of presidential powers.

The issue of constitutional reform makes the polls some of the most important since the Indian Ocean nation gained independence from Britain in 1968.

Polling stations on the main island for some 936,000 voters opened at 7:00 am (0300 GMT), and will close at 6:00 pm (1500 GMT).

“Everything is in place,” said Electoral Commissioner Irfan Rahman, who said 14,000 election officials were working to ensure the smooth running of the polls.

The sale of alcohol is banned until Thursday, when the results of the vote are expected.

Two rival coalitions are competing for 62 parliamentary seats — 60 on the main island of Mauritius, and two on the small island of Rodrigues, some 560 kilometres (350 miles) to the east.

On one side, the centre-left group brings together the Labour Party (PTR) of Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam and the former opposition Mouvement Militant Mauricien (MMM) party. Ramgoolam is expected to want to run for president, currently a largely ceremonial position elected by parliament.

Should they win, the PTR-MMM coalition have agreed to try to amend the constitution so the president will be directly elected.

On the other side is the Alliance Lepep, a centre-right coalition led by former president Anerood Jugnauth and three other political parties.