National Assembly (Seychelles)

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National Assembly
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Seats 31 members
First past the post
Meeting place
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The unicameral National Assembly is the Seychelles's legislative body.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 4, 5, and 6 December 2002, has a total of 34 members. 25 members are elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system. The remaining 9 members are elected through a system of proportional representation. Members serve five-year terms.

e • d Summary of the 29 September until 1 October 2011 National Assembly of the Seychelles election results
Party Votes % Direct
+/- Proportional
+/- Total
People's Party (Seychelles) 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

Ten women occupy seats in the National Assembly.

The current speaker of the National Assembly is Dr. Patrick Herminie.

Previous National Assembly election results[edit]

Political Party Election Year
1993 1998
Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) 27 30
United Opposition (UO) 1 3
Democratic Party (DP) 5 1
Total 33 34

Note: The United Opposition (UO) was a coalition of three political parties - the Seychelles Party (Party Seselwa, PS), Seychelles National Movement (SNM), and the National Alliance Party (NAP). In 1994, its member parties merged and contested the 1998 elections as a political party under the same name. Soon after, the United Opposition was renamed Seychelles National Party (SNP).

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