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.
|Registered voters||62 350|
|Ballots cast||52 699|
|Spoilt ballots||1 393|
Inter-Parliamentary Union Undated
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||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|
Adapted from Inter-Parliamentary Union Undated and Nunley 2006.
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