Seychelles Presidential Election, 19–21 May 2011

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The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for the Seychelles Presidential Election. The Group was led by Dr Julian R Hunte, the former Foreign Minister of St Lucia, and comprised five eminent persons in total.



Constitutional, Legal and Electoral Framework

The principal legislation governing the Presidential elections in the Seychelles are the Constitution, the Elections Act and the Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act, revised in 1991. The Elections Act 1995, revised in 1996, provides the main detailed legal framework for the conduct of elections in Seychelles. There are also some regulations made pursuant to the Elections Act, such as the Election Advisory Board Regulations, 2010 and the Elections Regulation, 2006 dealing with signage and the use of government vehicles to transport voters to the polls.


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