08.27.08

Seychelles by-elections won by opposition leader

Posted in Seychelles government at 1:47 am by Robert Klien

The Mont Fleuri constituency by-election was won by Seychelles’ opposition candidate, Jean-Francois Ferrari, when he was re-elected with more than 86% votes.

According to the official results from the Seychellois election commission, Democratic Party candidate Frank Elizabeth who is also from an opposition party got 12% of votes.

Voters had been urged by the ruling party, Seychelles People’s Progressive Front (SPPF), to boycott the poll. (SPPF) and former President Albert Rene had no candidate for election and called the by-election a farce and a waste of time. Mr Rene had asked voters from Mont Fleuri constituency not to participate at the by-election and rather use the election day for shopping.

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