National Assembly (Seychelles)
|Founded||July 30, 1993|
Speaker of the National Assembly
Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly
Ahmed Afif, LDS
since 6 March 2018
Leader of the Opposition
|Seats||33 members (25 constituencies, 8 PR)|
|SNP 19 |
|8–10 September 2016|
|National House, Victoria, Seychelles|
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politics and government of
The National Assembly in its current constellation formed following elections held on 8, 9, and 10 September 2016, with a total of 33 members. 25 members are elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system. The remaining up to nine members are elected through a system of proportional representation. Members serve five-year terms.
14 women occupy seats in the National Assembly (42.4%).
The current National Assembly was preceded by the Legislative Council of Seychelles from 1962 to 1970, the Legislative Assembly from 1970 to 1974, the House of Assembly from 1975 to 1976, the National Assembly 1976 to 1977 and the People's Assembly from 1979 to 1993.
List of Speakers of the Legislature
|Position||Name||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|Legislative Council of Seychelles||Julian Asquith, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith
|January 1962||November 1970||Also colonial governors|
|Speaker of the Legislative Assembly||Michel Lousteau-Lalanne||1970||1974|||
|Speaker of the House of Assembly||Michel Lousteau-Lalanne||1975||1976|||
|Speaker of the National Assembly||Michel Lousteau-Lalanne||1976||June 1977|||
|In abeyance||June 1977||1979|||
|Chairman of the People's Assembly||David Thomas||1979||1979|||
|Chairman of the People's Assembly||John Renaud||1979||1983|||
|Chairman of the People's Assembly||John Mascarenhas||1983||December 1987|||
|Chairman of the People's Assembly||Francis MacGregor||December 1987||1993|||
|Legislature||Name||Entered office||Left office|
|First National Assembly||Francis MacGregor||30 July 1993||1998|
|Second National Assembly||Francis MacGregor||30 March 1998||2002|
|Third National Assembly||Francis MacGregor||17 December 2002||2007|
|Fourth National Assembly||Patrick Herminie||29 May 2007||2011|
|Fifth National Assembly||Patrick Herminie||2011||September 2016|
|Sixth National Assembly||Patrick Pillay||27 September 2016||29 January 2018|
|Sixth National Assembly||Nicholas Prea||6 March 2018||Incumbent|
Current National Assembly election results
|Linyon Demokratik Seselwa||30,444||49.59||15||4||19||+19|
|Seychelles Patriotic Movement||602||0.98||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Electoral Commission|
Previous National Assembly election results
|Popular Democratic Movement||3,828||10.89%||0||—||0||—||0||—|
|Total (valid votes; turnout 74.3%)||35,145||100.00%||25||—||6||–3||31||–3|
|Source: African Elections Database|
|Political Party||Election Year|
|Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF)||27||30|
|United Opposition (UO)||1||3|
|Democratic Party (DP)||5||1|
Note: The United Opposition (UO) was a coalition of three political parties - the Seychelles Party (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).
- Ernesta, Sharon (August 2, 2018). "8 facts about the logo of the Seychelles National Assembly". www.seychellesnewsagency.com. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- Electoral Commission, "Detailed election results", Electoral Commission of the Seychelles, September 10, 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
- Patsy Athanase and Betymie Bonnelame, "A new legislative look: Seychelles’ sixth National Assembly sworn in", Seychelles News Agency, September 27, 2016. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
- History of National Assembly
- A Parliamentary History of Seychelles