Seychelles news update – Elections set for end September


The Seychelles will see a general election go underway, following the dissolution of parliament, over the three days of September 29th, 30th and October 01st.

The first day of voting is set aside for individuals who will be deployed on official duty when the general population goes to the polls while the second day will see votes being cast on the outer islands. Day three of the general election is set aside for voting on the main island of Mahe, on Praslin and La Digue as was the case with the Presidential Elections at the end of May this year.

The elections are already being organized by the recently constituted Electoral Commission, which has taken over from the previously sole Electoral Commissioner, meeting a crucial recommendation of observers from the Commonwealth and SADC.

Tourism sources across the archipelago have already gone on record that no disruptions are expected during the forthcoming election campaign, or on election days, as none were experienced during the Presidential Election earlier in the year, and that the maturity of the main party candidates and the electorate was a guarantee of a peaceful and orderly campaign and election process.

The ruling party LEPEP is vying to recapture a 2/3 majority in the national assembly to avoid the often childish ‘blockages’ by opposition members as seen after the successful Presidential Election, when, spurred by three time election loser Wavel they boycotted assembly sittings and obstructed proceedings in support of their party leader’s bruised ego.

Watch this space as the campaign goes underway. 


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