National Assembly of Seychelles


National Assembly of Seychelles
Seychelles

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view · unicameral National Assembly of Seychelles is the country's legislative body.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 4, 5, and 6 December 2002, has a total of 34 members. 25 members are elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system. The remaining 9 members are elected through a system of proportional representation. Members serve five-year terms.

e • d Summary of the 10 May until 12 May 2007 National Assembly of the Seychelles election results
Party Votes % Direct
seats
+/- Proportional
seats
+/- Total
seats
+/-
Seychelles People's Progressive Front (Front Progressiste du Peuple Seychellois) 30,571 56.76% 18 ±0 5 ±0 23 ±0
Seychelles National Party
Democratic Party
23,869 43.43% 7 ±0 4 ±0 11 ±0
Total (valid votes) 54,440 100% 25 9 34
Source: African Elections Database, SPPF website

Ten women occupy seats in the National Assembly.

The current speaker of the National Assembly is Dr. Patrick Herminie.

Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party Election Year
1993 1998
Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) 27 30
United Opposition (UO) 01 03
Democratic Party (DP) 05 01
Total 33 34

Note: The United Opposition (UO) was a coalition of three political parties - the Seychelles Party (Party Seselwa, PS), Seychelles National Movement (SNM), and the National Alliance Party (NAP). In 1994, its member parties merged and contested the 1998 elections as a political party under the same name. Soon after, the United Opposition was renamed Seychelles National Party (SNP).

See also

  • History of Seychelles
  • Legislative branch
  • List of national legislatures
  • List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Seychelles

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