Aug. 31, 2001 Held


Republic of Seychelles

Election for Seychellois Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:51,145
Valid Votes:50,238
Invalid Votes:907

Vote Share by Candidate:

France Albert RENE27,223


Wavel RAMKALAWAN22,581


Philippe BOULLE434

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Seychelles

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President France RENE
  • Head of Government: President France 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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • France Albert RENE
    • Party: Seychelles People's Progressive Party (SPPF)
    • Party: Sechelles National Party (SNP)
  • Philippe BOULLE
    • Party: Independent

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential elections were last held: March 20-22, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 81,202 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 54,847 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 40,776 (2001)

·         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: 12,180 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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