July 28, 2006 Held


Republic of Seychelles

Election for Seychellois Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:56,787
Valid Votes:56,059
Invalid Votes:728

Vote Share by Candidate:

James MICHEL30,119


Wavel RAMKALAWAN25,626


Philippe BOULLE314

Election Results Modified: Jul 25, 2006

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Seychelles

Description of government structure:

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

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

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 elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • James MICHEL
    • Party: Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF)
    • Party: Seychelles National Party (SNP)
  • Philippe BOULLE
    • Party: Independent Candidate

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on August 31- September 2, 2001. France Albert RENE (SPPF) was re-elected president with 54.19% of votes and was followed by Wavel RAMKALAWAN (SNP) 44.95% and Philippe BOULLE with 0.86%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 84,600 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 64,026 (July 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 42,166 (2006)

·         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: 10 (following the 2002 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: 12,690 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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