ElectionGudie

Dec. 4, 2002 Held

52,731
Voted
Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Seychellois National Assembly)

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:52,731
Valid Votes:51,730
Invalid Votes:1,001

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Seychelles People's Progressive Front 23 - 28,075

54.27%

Seychelles National Party 11 - 22,030

42.59%

Democratic Party - - 1,605

3.10%

Social Democratic Alliance - - 16

0.03%

Independents - - 4

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 34 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President France Albert RENE
  • Head of Government: President France Albert RENE
  • Assembly: Seychelles has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 34 seats.

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 allocated through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF)
    • Leader: France Albert EREN
    • Seats won in this election: 23
    • Seats won in last election: 30
  • Party: Seychelles National Party (SNP)**
    • Leader: Wavel RAMKALAWAN
    • Seats won in this election: 11
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Democratic Party (DP)
    • Leader: James MANCHAM
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Social Democratic Alliance (SDA)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

** SNP was previously the United Opposition party (OU).

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on March 20-22, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 83,700 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 61,315 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 42,044 (2002)

·         Is Seychelles a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Seychelles ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 May 1992)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 64 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Seychelles a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Seychelles ratified CRPD: Yes (2 October 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 12,555 (est.)