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Population: 0.09 mn.
GDP: $1.47 bn.
Debt: $2.71 bn.

With presidential elections due in 2016, incumbent James Michel of the governing Parti Lepep has announced his candidacy. His biggest challenge is likely to come from Wavel Ramkalawan of the Seychelles National Party, which hopes to capitalise on growing differences between Michel and his Parti Lepep.

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Jean-Paul Adam

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Seychelles

Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam was in South Korea in early July. He attended his country’s national day at the Expo 2012 in Yeosu before meeting his counterpart, Kim Sung-...

Murder in paradise

Worsening human rights abuses, including the apparent murder of an opposition leader's sister-in-law, have brought a threat from the European Parliament's Development Commission to...

Of ranch and rupees

In the 6 December legislative election, President France-Albert René's Seychelles People's Progressive Front polled just one per cent above the two-thirds majority needed to...

By a whisker

President René's narrow victory showed that change is in the air

Three thousand more votes for the priest and it would have been curtains for 'the Boss'. Yet after 24 years of paternalistic socialism, plus lucrative capitalism for some, Presiden...

Of tuna and tourists

When supermarkets run out of imported toilet paper and shoppers fight for the last disposable nappies, there's a problem - in Seychelles, if not in most African countries. And when...

Rene´ Inc.

The new political generation believe they can take radical economic change in their stride

Stable politics may be about to produce radical economic changes. On 20 March, the presidential and parliamentary elections are unlikely to upset President France-Albert René...

High rollers roll low

A foreign capital free-for-all won't be enough to rescue the economy

President Albert René's government seems to have run out of steam. The money-men expect a devaluation of the Rupee Seychellois, followed, they hope, by a loan from the Inter...

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