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Wavel Ramkalawan

Date of Birth: 15 March 1959
Place of Birth: Mahé, Seychelles

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Trouble in paradise

Having campaigned for three decades on a promise to rid the archipelago of corruption and cronyism Wavel Ramkalawan now finds himself trying to reform a country beset with major economic and social problems: tourism arrivals are well below 10% of normal levels thanks to the coronavirus; the national airline is bankrupt and embroiled in a debt row with Emirates (which owns 40% of Air Seychelles); and rates of poverty and drug addiction are rising...

The Indian Ocean swells

In last year’s elections the governing Seychelles People’s Progressive Front won about two-thirds of National Assembly seats the remainder being held by the increasingly effective Seychelles National Party under Wavel Ramkalawan who ran a close second to Michel in the 2006 presidential elections...

Of ranch and rupees

In the 2001 presidential election the opposition Seychelles National Party leader Wavel Ramkalawan shocked René by winning 45 per cent of the vote to his 54 per cent...

By a whisker

Many including René's leading rival the Anglican minister Wavel Ramkalawan believe he cheated and plan to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court...

Of tuna and tourists

Had the Seychelles National Party's Wavel Ramkalawan won the election two-and-a-half decades of regulation would have been thrown out...

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