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Seychelles: 2015 Presidential election results

Updated September 2020

Elections for the Presidency of the Seychelles were held on the 3-5 December 2015, but because no candidate obtained a majority a run off was conducted on the 16-18 December.

Voting statistics


Item 1st Rnd 2nd Rnd
Registered voters 70,943 70,943
Ballots cast 62,004 63,893
Percentage poll 87.40 90.06
Valid ballots 60,538 62,831
Spoilt ballots 1,466 1,062
% Spoilt 2.36 1.66

Table source

SNA 2015, Electoral Commission 2015

Results

Alexcia Amesbury Seychelles of the Party for Social Justice and Democracy was the first woman to run for President in the history of the Seychelles (SNA 2015).

Candidate Party 1st Round 2nd Round
Votes % votes Votes % votes
James Michel Parti Lepep
Formerly SPPF
28,911 47.78 31,512 50.15
Wavel Ramkalawan Seychelles National Party (SNP) 21,391 35.35 31,319 49.85
Patrick Pillay Lalyans Seselwa 8,593 14.20
Alexcia Amesbury Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy 803 1.33
Philippe Boulle Independent 408 0.67
David Pierre Popular Democratic Movement 400 0.66
Total 60,506 99.99 62,831 100.00

Table source

SNA 20165, Electoral Commission 2015

References

ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2015 "RESULTS OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 16-18th DECEMBER 2015", [www] http://www.ecs.sc/downloads/results/PRESIDENTIAL_ELECTION2015_RESULTS_2_round.pdf (offline 17 Sep 2020).

SEYCHELLES NEWS AGENCY (SNA) 2015 "Seychelles presidential race heading for run-off within 14 days - no candidate wins absolute majority after 'highly contested' first round", 6 Dec 2015, [www] http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/4225/Seychelles+presidential+race+heading+for+run-off+within++days+-+no+candidate+wins+absolute+majority+after+%27highly+contested%27+first+round (accessed 17 Sep 2020).

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