Elections in Seychelles

Seychelles elects on national level a head of state—the president—and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Assembly/Assemblée Nationale has 34 members elected for terms of five years, 25 members elected in single-seat constituencies and 9 members elected by proportional representation. Seychelles has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.

Latest electionsEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
James Michel People's Party 28,911 47.76 31,512 50.15
Wavel Ramkalawan Seychelles National Party 21,391 35.33 31,319 49.85
Patrick Pillay Lalyans Seselwa 8,593 14.19
Alexia Amesbury Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy 832 1.37
Philippe Boullé Independent 411 0.68
David Pierre Popular Democratic Movement 400 0.66
Invalid/blank votes 1,466 1,062
Total 62,004 100 63,893 100
Registered voters/turnout 70,943 87.40 70,943 90.06
Source: ECS

Parliamentary electionsEdit

Party Votes % Seats
District Proportional Total +/–
Linyon Demokratik Seselwa 30,444 49.59 15 4 19 +19
People's Party 30,218 49.22 10 4 14 –17
Seychelles Patriotic Movement 602 0.98 0 0 0 New
Independents 128 0.21 0 0 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 1,547
Total 62,939 100 25 8 33 +2
Registered voters/turnout 71,932 87.50
Source: Electoral Commission

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