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Date:24 May 2011
Seychelles: President John Michel sworn-in

Incumbent President, Mr Michel has been declared winner of the May 19-21 presidential election with a total 31,966 or 55.46% of the popular vote.

By winning the polls, he has been handed a second five year mandate to lead the country towards development. His nearest opponent, Wavel Ramkalawan of the Seychelles National Party (SNP) got 23,878 votes or 41.43%.

The two other candidates contesting the election scored less that 2%. Ralph Volcère of the New Democratic Party (NDP) scored 833 votes or 1.45% whereas independent candidate Philippe Boullé got 956 votes or 1.66%.

Meanwhile it has been announced that President Michel’s inauguration will take place this afternoon, Seychelles time.

In all, some 100 observers from the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, the Commission de l’Océan Indien (COI), the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and the Commonwealth who observed the May 19-21 election have expressed satisfaction at the serenity and professionalism that characterised the polls and added that Seychellois are to be congratulated for the harmony and high turnout at the polls.


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