BREAKING NEWS – PRESIDENT MICHEL DECLARED RE-ELECTED
At 12.58 a.m. did the Electoral Commissioner declare President James Michel as re-elected, after addressing a team of election observers and from the Diplomatic Corps.
Out of the four contestants the main opposition candidate Wavel received 23.878 votes or 41.43 percent, against President Michel’s 31.966 votes, giving him the victory with a 55.46 percent majority. The two other contestants managed to poll a combined 3.11 percent or 1.789 votes.
The President was at hand for the announcement and upon being declared duly re-elected addressed the people of the Seychelles and those present.
The result is in line with unofficial pre-election polls – no official polls were conducted – and a result of a remarkably transparent and entirely peaceful voting process as witnessed by this correspondent amongst about 100 other election observers from SADC and the Commonwealth.
The eTN team extends warmest congratulations to President Michel of the Party LEPEP upon his election win and to the losing candidates for a fair campaign which between 27th April and 15th May unfolded equally peacefully, without a single incident of violence.