Seychelles Government and Politics

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Seychelles - Government and Politics

Government and politics

Between 1979 and 1993, Seychelles was governed under a single-party socialist system. President René, who had assumed power in a military coup d'état in 1977, had been the sole candidate in the presidential elections of 1979, 1984, and 1989, each time winning an affirmative vote of more than 90 percent.

The SPPF agreed to relinquish its monopoly of power in December 1991 when a party congress approved René's proposal to allow other political groups to be registered. Groups receiving sufficient popular support were permitted to take part in revising the constitution. A first effort to produce a new constitution failed in a referendum in November 1992, but after further negotiations constitutional changes were approved the following June. Multiparty elections followed in July 1993 in which René and the SPPF were again victorious.

For more information about the government, see Facts about Seychelles.

Governmental System, 1977-93
Return to a Multiparty System
Opposition Movements and Interest Groups
Legal System and Civil Rights

You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Seychelles Politics + Government | So Seychelles
Politics of Seychelles - Wikipedia
Seychelles : Constitution and politics | The Commonwealth
What Type Of Government Does Seychelles Have
Government Politics of Seychelles - Commonwealth Governance

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