ElectionGudie

May 10, 2007 Held

55,839
Voted
Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Seychellois National Assembly)

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:55,839
Valid Votes:54,446
Invalid Votes:1,393

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Seychelles People's Progressive Front 18 - 30,571

56.15%

Seychelles National Party - Democratic Party 7 - 23,869

43.84%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 34 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee Nationale)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President James MICHEL *
  • Head of Government: President James MICHEL
  • Assembly: Seychelles has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblee 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 (Assemblee 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.***

*** The proportional representation seats require a 10% threshold in order for parties to enter parliament.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF)
    • Leader: France Albert RENE
    • Seats won in this election: 18
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Party: Seychelles National Party - Democratic Party (SNP - DP)
    • Leader: Wavel RAMKALAWAN
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 11

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on 4-6 December 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 85,033 (2007)
  • Registered Voters: 64,993 (March 2007)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 42,171 (2007)

·         Is Seychelles a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 2007 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: 12,754 (est.)