Democracy in Seychelles

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2014

Score:

3 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Partly Free

EIU Democracy Index 2014

Score:

No data

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

No data

Polity IV 2014

Score:

No Data

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

No Data

Political System

System of Government Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two-round system
Last Presidential Election 2015
Next Presidential Election 2020
Presidential Term Limits Three, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature  25 in single-member constituencies through first past the post system

9 nationally through proportional representation

Last Legislative Election

2016

Next Legislative Election

2021

Number of Seats in Legislature 34
Female quota, representation in lower house No

Results

Last presidential election (2015)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
James Michel 47.76 50.15
Wavel Ramkalawan 35.33 49.85
Patrick Pillay 14.19
Alexia Amesbury 1.37
Philippe Boullé 0.68
David Pierre 0.66

Last legislative election (2016)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Linyon Demokratik Seselwa 49.59 19
People’s Party 49.22 14
Seychelles Patriotic Movement 0.98 0
Independents 0.21 0

Seychelles on DiA

Why are Africa's small countries more democratic?

16 May 2019

Jack Corbett and Wouter Veenendaal