Updated April 2007
Elections for the National Assembly were held in July 1993.
The National Assembly consisted of 22 members elected from single member (SM) constituencies by a plurality of votes. 11 additional members were allocated on a proportional representation basis for each 10% of the vote a party achieved. A minimum of 8% of the vote is thus required for a party to be allocated a PR member (Constitution 1993, Article 78, Schedule 4).
The United Opposition was a coalition of Parti Seselwa (PS), Seychelles National Movement and the National Alliance Party (Lodge et al 2002).
|Party||% votes||SM seats||PR seats||Total seats||% seats|
|Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF)||57.5||21||6||27||81.82|
|Democratic Party (DP)||32.8||1||4||5||15.15|
|United Opposition (UO)||9.7||0||1||1||3.03|
Lodge et al 2002; due to a typographical error the percentage vote for the Democratic Party is given as 2.8% instead of 32.8% (Cf Nolan et al 1999, 785).
CONSTITUTION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES 1993 (amended 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2000), [www] http://www.cmseducation.org/wconsts/seychelles.html [opens new window] (accessed 23 Feb 2010).
LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA, 280-281.
NOLAN, D, KENNERICH, M & THIBAULT, B 1999 Elections in Africa: A Data Handbook, OUP, 785.