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Date:26 Oct 2020
Seychelles elects its first leader from an opposition party in 4 decades

 The leading opposition Presidential aspirant has been declared the winner of last weekend's Seychelles presidential election, making it the first opposition victory since the country achieved independence from Britain more than four decades ago.

Wavel Ramkalawan an Anglican priest of the Seychelles Democratic Alliance won the elections by 54.9 percent of valid votes cast to beat the  incumbent President Danny Faure to clinch the presidency at his sixth attempt and called for unity after his victory.
Danny Faure of the United Seychelles party that had been in power since 1977, came second with 43.5%. He conceded defeat and wished his successor good luck.
The opposition also won the legislative election that took place from Thursday to Saturday alongside the presidential poll, with Ramkalawan’s party taking 25 seats representing two-thirds of the parliament. The United Seychelles Party won 10 seats.
Seychelles has been one of the few countries to explore “scientific elections” with most of the elections campaign taking place mainly on social media as rallies were banned because of the coronavirus.


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