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Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

90,846 7

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

64,993 87.33%

Registered Voters (as of May 1, 2007)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President James MICHEL *
  • Head of Government: President James MICHEL
  • Assembly: Seychelles has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 34 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 25 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 9 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Parties must attain at least 10 percent of votes to gain a seat on the proportional representation basis.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-03-20 47,550 56,365 84.36%
National Assembly 1998-03-20 47,568 56,365 84.39%
President 2001-08-31 51,145 54,847 93.25%
National Assembly 2002-12-04 52,731 61,315 86.0%
President 2006-07-28 56,787 64,026 88.69%
National Assembly 2007-05-10 55,839 64,993 85.92%
President 2011-05-19 57,633 64,993 88.68%

Voter Turnout