Government in Seychelles

  • Seychelles Presidential Race Heading for Run-Off Within 14 Days

    SEYCHELLES, 2015/12/08 Seychelles eligible voters will once again be called to the polls from Wednesday December 16 to Friday December 18, 2015 in a second round of voting. None of the the six candidates contesting the island country's presidential elections held from December 3 to 5, 2015 could win the 50 % plus one votes that was needed for an outright majority in the initial round. The contest in two week's time will be between the incumbent President James Michel, Leader of the ruling 'Parti Lepep' and Leader of the Seychelles National Party Wavel Ramkalawan who have secured the majority votes. Next a long night's wait, the island country's Electoral Commission announced the results close to 5 am at its headquarters in the Seychelles Capital of Victoria.
  • Seychelles Electoral Commission Postpones Presidential Elections

    SEYCHELLES, 2015/10/13 Only a day next announcing that presidential elections in the Seychelles islands will be held from November 19 to 21, 2015, the island country's Electoral Commission has gone back on its decision. In a press statement issued this afternoon, the Office of the Commission said that it will be announcing new dates for the polls to allow additional time for the political parties to prepare themselves. This follows a conference held today with representatives of all registered political parties in preparation for the upcoming polls.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.