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Seychelles: Opposition confident of parliamentary elections victory


Opposition parties in Seychelles are participating in the country’s legislative elections with inhabitants of the three most populated islands voting this Saturday.

Islands far from the capital city Victoria voted on Thursday and Friday. After boycotting in 2011, the opposition has formed a coalition in efforts to take over parliament from the ruling party since the country’s return to multi-party politics in 1993.

The leader of the main opposition party- the National Party of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan was 193 votes short of victory during last year’s presidential election won by James Michel.

The president of Seychelles says no matter the outcome, dialogue in the National Assembly will be important if both camps work for the common good of the nation.

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