Elections in Seychelles

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Seychelles elects on national level a head of state — the president — and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly/Assemblée Nationale has 34 members, elected for a term of five years, 25 members elected in single-seat constituencies and 9 members elected by proportional representation. Seychelles has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Latest elections[edit]

2011 Parliamentary election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 29 September until 1 October 2011 National Assembly of the Seychelles election results
Party Votes % Direct
seats
+/- Proportional
seats
+/- Total
seats
+/-
People's Party 31,123 88.56% 25 +7 6 +1 31 +8
Popular Democratic Movement 3,828 10.89% 0 0 0
Independents 194 0.55% 0 0 0
Total (valid votes; turnout 74.3%) 35,145 100.00% 25 6 –3 31 –3
Source: African Elections Database

2011 Presidential election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 19–21 May 2011 Seychellois presidential election results
Candidates – Parties Votes %
James MichelPeople's Party 31,966 55.46
Wavel RamkalawanSeychelles National Party 23,878 41.43
Philippe Boulléindependent 956 1.66
Ralph VolcereNew Democratic Party 833 1.45
Total (turnout %) 57,633 100.00
Source: Office of the President of the Republic of Seychelles

Past elections[edit]

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