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Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

91,650 11

Population (as of June 1, 2015)

Elections in our database

86.30%

Registered Voters (as of )

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
National Assembly 1998-03-20 47,568 56,365 84.39%
President 1998-03-20 47,550 56,365 84.36%
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%
National Assembly 2011-09-29 51,592 69,480 74.25%
President 2015-12-03 62,004 70,943 87.4%
President 2015-12-16 63,893 70,943 90.06%
National Assembly 2016-09-08 - - -

Voter Turnout