May 19, 2011 Held


Republic of Seychelles

Election for Seychellois Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:57,633
Valid Votes:57,633
Invalid Votes:-1

Vote Share by Candidate:

James MICHEL31,966


Wavel RAMKALAWAN23,878


Philippe BOULLE956


Ralph VOLCERE833

Election Results Modified: May 19, 2011

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:

* The Parti Lepep was formerly known as the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF),

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 88,340 (July 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 69,480 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 42,805 (2011)

·         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 2007 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: 13,251 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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