Seychelles Democratic Party

The Seychelles Democratic Party is a political party in Seychelles. It was founded by the late Sir James Mancham in 1964, and governed the country from 1976 to 1977.

Seychelles Democratic Party
Founded1964
IdeologyConservatism
British unionism (Until independence)

HistoryEdit

After a time in exile in the United Kingdom, Mancham returned to the islands following the Seychelles' transition to democracy in 1993. He had led the SDP from the time of its founding. At the last elections of 6 December 2002 the party won 3.1% of the vote and failed to gain representation in the National Assembly. In February 2005 Mancham stepped down with Nichol Gabriel assuming the leadership of the party. In March 2006 Paul Chow was elected as party leader in a vote held by the executives of the party.[1]

Electoral historyEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Election Party candidate Votes % Votes % Result
First round Second round
1993 James Mancham 15,815 36.7% - - Lost  N
1998 6,427 13.8% - - Lost  N
2006 Supported Wavel Ramkalawan 25,626 45.71% - - Lost  N

National Assembly electionsEdit

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position
1967 8,760 48.2%
4 / 8
  4   1st
1970 18,972 52.8%
10 / 15
  6   1st
1974 21,902 52.37%
13 / 15
  3   1st
One-party state rule from 1978 to 1991
1992 14,150 33.7%
8 / 22
  8   2nd
1993 14,062 32.3%
5 / 33
  3   2nd
1998 5,609 12.1%
1 / 34
  4   3rd
2002 1,605 3.10%
0 / 34
  1   3rd
2007 23,869 43.43%

in alliance with SNP

11 / 34
  11   2nd
2011 Boycotted
0 / 31
  11

ReferencesEdit