Vincent Meriton

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Vincent Meriton
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Vice President of Seychelles
Assumed office
28 October 2016
PresidentDanny Faure
Preceded byDanny Faure
Minister of Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports
In office
20 July 2004 – 5 October 2016
PresidentJames Michel
Succeeded byMinistry disbanded
Personal details
Born (1960-12-28) 28 December 1960 (age 58)
Victoria, Seychelles
Political partyPeople's Party

Vincent Meriton (born 28 December 1960) is a Seychellois politician who currently serves as the Vice President of Seychelles since 28 October 2016, succeeding Danny Faure, and Party president of the People's Party.[1][2][3] He once served as Seychelles' Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports.[4]

Early life[edit]

Educated in Moscow. He graduated from the Faculty of Sociology of Moscow State University.

He is a member of the center-left People's Party (known as the Seychelles People's Progressive Front until June 2009, in French: Front Progressiste du Peuple Seychellois) and member of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Seychelles.

In 2004, he became Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, then Minister of Labor and Social Policy of the Republic of Seychelles, then head of the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs, Department of Community Development, Youth and Sports and, more recently, the Department of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports.

In July 2010, he was appointed Minister of State.

He is Minister of State and responsible for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports, since 2015.

On 28 October 2016, he was appointed Vice President of the Republic.


  1. ^ "Vice-President Meriton, Designated Minister Mondon and Minister Larose Sworn in Office". Government of Seychelles. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Vincent Meriton becomes vice-president, Macsuzy Mondon designated minister". Seychelles Nation. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  3. ^ "People's Party Central Committee", People's Party Website.
  4. ^ Hajira Amla (27 November 2014). "Seychelles will not turn a blind eye to human trafficking, says Minister for Social Affairs". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Danny Faure
Vice President of Seychelles Succeeded by