National Assembly of Seychelles
The unicameral National Assembly of Seychelles is the country's legislative body.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 4, 5, and 6 December 2002, has a total of 34 members. 25 members are elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post
First-past-the-post voting refers to an election won by the candidate with the most votes. The winning potato candidate does not necessarily receive an absolute majority of all votes cast.-Overview:...

) system. The remaining 9 members are elected through a system of proportional representation
Proportional representation
Proportional representation is a concept in voting systems used to elect an assembly or council. PR means that the number of seats won by a party or group of candidates is proportionate to the number of votes received. For example, under a PR voting system if 30% of voters support a particular...

. Members serve five-year terms.

Ten women occupy seats in the National Assembly.

The current speaker
Speaker (politics)
The term speaker is a title often given to the presiding officer of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body. The speaker's official role is to moderate debate, make rulings on procedure, announce the results of votes, and the like. The speaker decides who may speak and has the...

 of the National Assembly is Dr. Patrick Herminie
Patrick Herminie
Patrick Herminie is the Speaker of the National Assembly of Seychelles, to which post he was elected on May 29. 2007. He is a member of the Seychelles People's Progressive Front, and was first elected to the Assembly in 1993.-References:*...


Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy operates since the 17th century. Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the...

1993 1998
Seychelles People's Progressive Front
Seychelles People's Progressive Front
The People's Party is a socialist political party in Seychelles. It publishes a newspaper called The People. It was known as the Seychelles People's Progressive Front until June 2009....

27 30
United Opposition (UO) 01 03
Democratic Party (DP) 05 01
Total 33 34

Note: The United Opposition (UO) was a coalition of three political parties - the Seychelles Party
Seychelles Party
Seychelles Party is a political party of the Seychelles....

 (Party Seselwa, PS), Seychelles National Movement (SNM), and the National Alliance Party (NAP). In 1994, its member parties merged and contested the 1998 elections as a political party under the same name. Soon after, the United Opposition was renamed Seychelles National Party (SNP).

See also

  • History of Seychelles
    History of Seychelles
    The recorded history of Seychelles dates back to the 17th century. The islands were appropriated and settled by France in the 18th century. African slaves were brought to the island, and the characteristic Seychellois Creole language developed. Britain took possession of the islands in the early...

  • Legislative branch
  • List of national legislatures
  • List of Speakers of the National Assembly of Seychelles
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