Opposition win for first time in 23 years


The party which has ruled the Seychelles since the return to multi-party democracy in 1993, Parti Lepep, has lost the general election which took place between last Thursday and Saturday (8th-10th September).

Parti Lepep took 10 of the 25 seats contested in the poll whilst the main opposition Seychellois Democratic Union (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa; LDS) took 15 seats. The LDS took a further four seats in the proportional part of the election giving them 19 seats and Parti Lepep will have a total of 14 seats.

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