ElectionGudie

Sept. 8, 2016 Held

62,939
Voted
Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Seychellois National Assembly)

Results

85%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:62,939
Valid Votes:61,314
Invalid Votes:1,547

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Linyon Demokratik Seselwa 19 - 30,444

49.59%

People's Party 14 - 30,218

49.22%

Seychelles Patriotic Movement - - 602

0.98%

Independents - - 128

0.21%

More Info:

Republic of Seychelles: Parliamentary Election, 8-10 September 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 34 seats in the Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President James Alix MICHEL (since 14 April 2004)
  • Head of Government: President James Alix MICHEL (since 14 April 2004)
  • Assembly: Seychelles has a unicameral Assemblee Nationale (National Assembly) composed of 34 seats with members serving 5-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the National Assembly, 25 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 9 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the National Assembly were last held on 29 September and 1 October 2011. In this election, the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front won 33 seats while the Popular Democratic Movement took 1 seat. In 2011, all of the opposition parties except the Popular Democratic Movement boycotted the elections.  

Main parties in the election:

  • People’s Party/Parti Lepep[1]
    • Leader: James Alix MICHEL
    • Seats won in last election: 33
  • Seychellois Democratic Alliance (LDS)/Linyon Demokratik Seselwa[2]
    • Leader: Roger MANCIENNE
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Seychelles Patriotic Movement (SPM)
    • Leader: Regis FRANCOURT
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent Candidates
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 92,430 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 70,943 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 45,023 (2015)

·         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: 14 (41.18%)

·         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: 13,865 (est.)


[1] Formerly known as the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF).

[2] There are four parties in this alliance: the Seychelles National Party (SNP), Lalyans Seselwa (Seychelloise Alliance), the Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy (SPSD), and the Seychelles United Party (SUP).