ElectionGudie

Dec. 16, 2015 Held

63,893
Voted
Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

Election for President

Results

89%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:63,893
Valid Votes:62,831
Invalid Votes:1,062

Candidates:

James MICHEL31,512

50.15

Wavel RAMKALAWAN31,319

49.85

More Info:

*This is a runoff election as none of the candidates in the first round secured a 50 percent share of the vote. 

At stake in this election:     

  • The office of President of Seychelles

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority, in two rounds if needed, to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale), 25 members are elected by simple majority vote and nine members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Candidate: James MICHEL
    • Party: People’s Party (Parti Lepep)
  • Candidate: Wavel RAMKALAWAN
    • Party: Seychelles National Party (SNP)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 92,430 (2015 est.)[1]
  • Registered voters: 70,943 (2015) [2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 46,215 (2015 est.)[3]
  • Is Seychelles a signatory to CEDAW: No[4]
  • Has Seychelles ratified CEDAW: Yes (5 May 1992) [5]
  • Gender Quota:  No[6]
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 14 (41%) of 34 seats in the National Assembly[7]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 71 [8]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A[9]

Disability Data:

  • Is Seychelles a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[10]
  • Has Seychelles ratified CRPD: Yes (2 October 2009)[11]
  • Population with a disability: 13,865 (2015 est.)[12]

 

[1]  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/se.html

[2]  http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/4225/Seychelles+presidential+race+heading+for+run-off+within++days+-+no+candidate+wins+absolute+majority+after+%27highly+contested%27+first+round

[3] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/se.html

[4] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[5] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[6] http://www.genderseychelles.gov.sc/Resources/Seychelles%20world%20leader%20in%20number%20of%20women%20in%20national%20assembly.pdf

[7]  http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2279_A.htm

[8] http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/table-1-human-development-index-and-its-components

[9] http://genderindex.org/countries

[10] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[11] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=iv-15&chapter=4&lang=en

[12] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/