ElectionGudie

Sept. 29, 2011 Held

51,592
Voted
Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Seychellois National Assembly)

Results

51%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:51,592
Valid Votes:35,145
Invalid Votes:16,447

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Seychelles People's Progressive Front 33 - 31,123

88.56%

Popular Democratic Movement 1 - 3,828

10.89%

More Info:

Republic of Seychelles: Parliamentary Election, 29 September and 1 October 2011

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 10 and 12 May 2007. In this election, the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front won 23 seats while the Seychelles National Party won 11.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Seychelles People's Progressive Front
    • Leader: James Alix MICHEL
    • Seats won in last election: 23
  • Popular Democratic Movement
    • Leader: David Pierre
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 85,033 (2007)

·         Registered Voters: 64,993 (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: 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: 12,754 (est.)