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Voting in the Seychelles Presidential Elections opened

Voting in the Seychelles Presidential Elections opened ( Voting in the Presidential Elections in Seychelles opened today, December 3, and will close on Saturday, December 5, when results are expected to be announced late on the same evening.

On Thursday, it was voters on the outer islands of Farquhar, Alphonse, Desroches, D'Arros, Poivre, Platte, and Coetivy as well as voters on the inner island of Silhouette and members of the essential services who will be away from their electoral areas, the North East Point Home for the Elderly, the North East Point Hospital, and those under detention at the prisons awaiting their trial who had the opportunity to cast their votes. Tomorrow on Friday it will be the turn for voters on the islands of Aldabra, Assumption, Astove, Marie-Louise, Remire, Ile Aux Vaches (Bird Island), Denis, and Fregate.

For the new electoral of Perseverance on Mahe, voters were also able to cast their vote on Thursday. Voters who are temporarily residing on Praslin will also be able to vote today Thursday as well as on Friday.

Saturday, December 5, will be the main voting day when most of the island's adult population will be voting on Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue Islands.

Seychelles has six candidates contesting this Presidential election namely the incumbent James Michel of the Parti Lepep (PL); Davis Pierre, the current Leader of the Opposition for the Popular Democratic Party (PDM); Patrick Pillay, a former Minister representing Lalyans Seselwa (LS); Wavel Ramkalawan, a former Leader of the Opposition representing the Seychelles National Party (SNP); Alexia Amesbury, the lady candidate representing the Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy (SPSJD) and a lawyer by profession; and Philippe Boulle, the Independent Candidate who is also a lawyer by profession.

The polls will close at six pm on Saturday, December 5, and results are expected to be out by the latest at 11 pm on Saturday.


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