After Election Shake-Up, the Seychelles Enters Uncharted Political Waters

Then-vice president of the Seychelles, Danny Faure, addresses the U.N. General Assembly, New York, Sept. 27, 2013 (U.N. photo by Rick Bajornas).
Then-vice president of the Seychelles, Danny Faure, addresses the U.N. General Assembly, New York, Sept. 27, 2013 (U.N. photo by Rick Bajornas).

Last month, the Seychelles’ president, James Michel, resigned after his political party, known as Parti Lepep, lost parliamentary elections. Vice President Danny Faure will be sworn in later this month to complete the remainder of Michel’s five-year term. In an email interview, Yolanda Sadie, a professor at the University of Johannesburg, discussed politics in the Seychelles. WPR: What were the main issues that dominated the recent elections in the Seychelles, and what explains the opposition Linyon Demokratik coalition’s victory? Yolanda Sadie: Economic issues dominated the election. During the campaign, the incumbent Parti Lepep, or People’s Party, highlighted its achievements of […]

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