March 20, 1998 Held


Republic of Seychelles

Election for Assemblée Nationale (Seychellois National Assembly)


Cast Votes:47,568
Valid Votes:46,363
Invalid Votes:1,205


Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Seychelles People's Progressive Front 30 28,610


United Opposition 3 12,084


Democratic Party 1 5,609


More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 34 seats in the National Assembly (Assemblee 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 (Assemblee 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 (Assemblee 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: Mr. France Albert RENE
    • Seats won in this election: 30
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • Party: United Opposition (UO)
    • Leader: Rev. Wavel RAMKALAWAN
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Democratic Party (DP)
    • Leader: Sir James R. MANCHAM
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 5

Last Legislative election:

  • The last legislative elections to the National Assembly were held on July 23, 1993.
    33 seats decided on in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 78,846 (July 1998)
  • Registered Voters: 56,365 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 39,488 (1998)

·         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: 8 (following the 1998 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: 11,826 (est.)