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Seychelles elections results give incumbent President James Michel another term

Seychelles elections results give incumbent President James Michel another term (Forimmediaterelease.net) The Seychelles 2011 presidential elections on May 21 has given the incumbent President, Mr. James Michel, and his political party, “Le Pep," another 5-year term of office. Mr. James Michel polled 55.46% of the total votes cast. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, and his Seychelles National Party polled 41.43% of the votes cast. Mr. Ralph Volcere, the Leader of the New Democratic Party, polled 1.45% of the total votes cast, and the Independent Candidate, Mr. Philippe Boulle, polled 1.66% of the total votes cast.

President James Michel was first elected at the 2006 elections, which was his first election as a presidential candidate. The Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, on his part has been contesting as a candidate for the presidential elections since 1998. It was the first attempt by Mr. Ralph Volcere, the Leader of the New Democratic Party, and the third attempt by the Independent Candidate, Mr. Philippe Boulle.

At the 2006 presidential elections, Mr. James Michel polled 53.73% votes, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan 45.71%, and Mr. Philippe Boulle 0.56%.

The 2011 presidential elections are seen as a crushing defeat for the main opposition and their candidate, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan. President James Michel and his “Le Pep" Party, in what is seen as a landslide victory, took the constituencies of Bel Air, Les Mamelles, Bel Ombre, Mont Fleuri, and Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan's very own seat of Anse Etoile from the Seychelles National Party.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alain St. Ange, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, Email: alain.s@seychelles.com

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