Patrick Pillay

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Patrick Pillay
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Speaker of the National Assembly of Seychelles
In office
27 September 2016 – 29 January 2018
Preceded byPatrick Herminie
Succeeded byNicholas Prea
Personal details
Political partyLalyans Seselwa (Seychellois Alliance)

Patrick Georges Pillay is a Seychellois politician who was the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Seychelles from 2016 to 2018.[1] Previously he served as Minister of External Affairs[2] and Minister of Health.[3] In 2010, he was appointed resident High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.[4]

Standing in the September 2016 parliamentary election as a candidate of the opposition Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS) coalition in Anse Boileau, located on Mahé, Pillay won a seat in the National Assembly[5]. The LDS won a majority of parliamentary seats, and Pillay was elected as Speaker of the National Assembly on 27 September 2016.[6] Pillary resigned on 29 January 2018 from both the position as Speaker and member of the national assembly [5] and Philip Arrisol won the seat in the resulting byelection[7].

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/8606/Speaker+of+Seychelles%27+National+Assembly+unexpectedly+resigns+from+legislative+body
  2. ^ List of members of the government of the Seychelles (2007 archive page), presse-francophone.org (in French).
  3. ^ List of members of the government of the Seychelles (2004 archive page), presse-francophone.org (in French).
  4. ^ [1][permanent dead link] (in French).
  5. ^ a b "President Notified of the Resignation of the Speaker of the National Assembly". State House, Office of the President of the Seychelles, Government of Seychelles. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  6. ^ Patsy Athanase and Betymie Bonnelame, "A new legislative look: Seychelles’ sixth National Assembly sworn in", Seychelles News Agency, 27 September 2016.
  7. ^ Bonnelame, Betymie (25 February 2018). "Arrisol in landslide win for vacated National Assembly seat in Seychelles". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 9 March 2018.