Seychelles International Repatriation Onward Program

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Seychelles International Repatriation Onward Program (SIROP) is an exile/refugee return program conceived in 1986/87 by a faction of the Seychelles community in exile, Founder and Leader, Mr Mitchel J Edmond. They supported the return of the Seychelles exile without the use of force or military coup. The concept and programme involved putting together and promoting a strong economic package for the returning exile/refugee and the Seychelles economy amounting to $500 millions - $800 millions. It also required the return of multi-party politics among other agenda. It was supported by the International community. The other political parties involved were CDU Dr Maxime Ferrari, Mr Andre Uzice, DP Mr David Joubert, SDP & Mouvement Pour la Democracy Sir James Mancham, Alliance Mr Christopher Savy and Mr Lewis Betsey, SNP Mr Philippe Boullé, Seychelles National Party Mr Edmond Camille, Mr Gabriel Houreau, Mr Robert Frichot, Mr Paul Chow, Mr Ralph Volcer, also UKSCA Executives 1987. It also involved then Seychelles Opposition Underground Movements and political parties.

Contrary to what have been stated, the former President of Seychelles, Sir James Mancham had brought about multi-party by using Fax message to incite changes. The Opposition in Seychelles then, - Or that the Commonwealth of Nations brought pressure causing President FA Rene to adopt multi-party elections.

After almost sixteen years of one-party rule, President France-Albert René announced a return to the multiparty system of government at an Extraordinary Congress of the Seychelles People's Progressive Front on December 4, 1991. On December 27, 1991 the Constitution of Seychelles was amended by the Seychelles People's Assembly to allow for the registration of political parties.

The economic concept, impacts, social and political integration for the returning exile, refugee was evaluated by Indian Ocean Interdisciplinary Management Foundation and economists, politicians, executives as officials of World Economic Forum other such bodies in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Including economic advice from the international Christian communities. European Council on Refugees and Exiles, international refugee and exile organisations, migrant organisations, United Nations relevant bodies. Diplomatic communities in EU, European governments and relevant national institutions. Aspects of relevant EU institutions. Indian Ocean communities in Europe, refugee and exile organisations in Europe. Research carried out at International Institute for Strategic Studies, Chatham House also known as Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Runnymede Trust. Support from European political parties, their international bloc. European and International Trade Union. The Francophonie and the Commonwealth of Nations.


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