National Assembly (Seychelles)

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National Assembly
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Speaker of the National Assembly
Hon. Dr. Patrick Herminie, PL
Since 29 May 2007
The deputy speaker of the National Assembly
Hon. Andre Pool, PL
Since 2011
Leader of the Opposition
Hon. David Pierre, PDM
Since 2011
Seats 32 members (25 are directly elected, and 7 are proportionately elected)
Political groups
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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