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20 September

Government

The Republic of Seychelles has a multi-party political system with an executive President as head of state and government. The President heads a Cabinet of 11 ministers.

In October 2016, Mr. Danny Faure replaced Mr. James Alix Michel as President after Mr. Michel had been in office since 2004. The Vice President is currently Mr. Vincent Meriton. The designated Minister is Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon.

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Legislative power is vested in a National Assembly of 33 members of whom 25 are elected directly in constituencies with the balance on proportional basis based on the results of the National Assembly elections.

Parti Lepep, The People’s Party, previously known as the Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF), currently led by President Faure, holds 14 seats in the Assembly.

The "Linyon Demokratik Seselwa" (LDS), headed by Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, holds 19 seat in the Assembly.

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The Republic of Seychelles is a member of the United Nations, the African Union, the Commonwealth and La Francophonie. It has embassies in Paris, New York, Brussels,Addis Ababa, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi, Beijing, Pretoria and London as well as numerous honorary consulates worldwide.