Seychelles: 2002 National Assembly election results

Updated March 2008

Elections for the National Assembly were held on the 4-6 December 2002.

The National Assembly consists of 25 members elected from single member (SM) constituencies by a plurality of votes. Up to 10 additional members are allocated on a proportional representation basis for each 10% of the vote a party achieved. A minimum of 8% of the vote is required for a party to be allocated a PR member (Constitution 1993, Article 78, Schedule 4).

The elections of the National Assembly was held on the 10-12 May 2007.

Voting statistics

Registered voters 62 350
Ballots cast 52 699
Percentage poll 84.5
Valid ballots 969
Spoilt ballots 1 393
% Spoilt 1.8

Table source

Inter-Parliamentary Union Undated

Women's representation

10 of the 34 members of parliament (29.41%) are women, seven were elected from single member constituencies and three on party proportional representation lists (Inter-Parliamentary Union Undated; US Department OF State 2003).

Party performance

Party Votes % votes SM seats PR seats Total seats % seats
Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) 28 075 54.27 18 5 23 67.65
Seychelles National Party (SNP) 22 030 42.59 7 4 11 32.35
Democratic Party (DP) 1 605 3.10 0 0 0 0.00
Social Democratic Alliance (SDA) 16 0.03 0 0 0 0.00
Independents 4 0.00 0 0 0 0.00
Total 51 730 99.99 25 9 34 100.00

Table sources

Adapted from Inter-Parliamentary Union Undated and Nunley 2006.

References

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).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION UNDATED, "Seychelles Parliamentary Chamber: National Assembly, Elections Held in 2002", IN Parline Database [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/arc/2279_02.htm [opens new window] (accessed 23 Feb 2010).

NUNLEY, AC 2006, "Elections in the Seychelles" IN African Elections Database, [www] http://africanelections.tripod.com/sc.html [opens new window] (accessed 23 Feb 2010).

US DEPARTMENT OF STATE 2003, "Seychelles: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices", [www] http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2003/27749.htm [opens new window] (accessed 14 Mar 2008).

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