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Seychelles held its fourth presidential election since the re-introduction of multiparty politics in 1993. Voting took place during a three day period, from 28 July 2006 to 30 July 2006.

The main topic of debate during the campaigns has been Seychelles' economy. These elections are expected to the most closely contested in the country's history. [1]


James Michel won the election with 30,119 votes, or 53.73 percent. Wavel Ramkalawan recieved 25,626 votes, or 45.71 percent.


Three candidates are participating in the election.

  • James Michel – Incumbent president and candidate of the ruling Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) party. He took over as president after longtime leader France-Albert René, who won the last presidential election in 2001, stepped down in April 2004.
  • Wavel Ramkalawan – Candidate of the main opposition Seychelles National Party (SNP). He finished second to René in the 1998 and 2001. He has been endorsed by the Democratic Party (DP), another opposition party.
  • Philippe Boulle – An independent candidate who ran in the 1993 and 2001 presidential elections.

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