National Assembly (Seychelles)

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National Assembly
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Speaker of the National Assembly
Patrick Pillay, LDS
Since 27 September 2016
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
Nicholas Préa, LDS
Since 27 September 2016
Leader of the Opposition
Wavel Ramkalawan, LDS
Since 27 September 2016
Seats 33 members (25 are directly elected, and 8 are proportionately elected)
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Political groups
     LDS 19
     PL 14
Parallel voting
Last election
8–10 September 2016
Meeting place
Victoria, Seychelles
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The unicameral National Assembly is the Seychelles's legislative body.

The National Assembly formed following elections held on 4, 5, and 6 December 2002, had 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 nine members are elected through a system of proportional representation. Members serve five-year terms.

Ten women occupy seats in the National Assembly.

The current Speaker of the National Assembly is Patrick Pillay, in office since 2016.

Previous National Assembly election results[edit]

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 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
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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