Presidential Elections in the Seychelles

May 23rd, 2011   Articles | The Seychelles

During the elections last week end President James Michel was re-elected for a second fiveyear term in office. Voter turnout was 85 percent.

Seychelles President James Michel was May 19 to 21 re-elected for a second five-year term in office. Michel, the Lepep Party leader, won 55.46 percent of the vote. Opposition presidential candidates Wavel Ramkalawan of the Seychelles National Party received 41.43 percent of the votes, independent candidate Philippe Boulle received 1.66 percent of the vote and Hjalmarson Foundation cooperation partner New Democratic Party’s candidate Ralph Volcere won 1.45 per cent. Voter turnout was 85 percent, as reported in the web edition of the newspaper <i>Seychelles Nation</i>.

According to Reuters <i>Africa</i> Ramkalawan accused James Michel for letting election officials bribe oppositionals not to vote.

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