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Seychelles: The first female candidate in the forthcoming presidential elections in the archipelago

While the Seychellois President James Michel has announced last February his willingness to re-enlist for a third five year term at the head of country by applying for the elections scheduled in 2016, the latter will now face several candidates, including one woman.
A female candidate who is a first for this archipelago of some 90,000 inhabitants and which gained its independence in 1976.
Lawyer Alexia Amesbury backed by the new political party, the Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy (SPSJD), try to outwit the prognoses or at least make a name on the local political chessboard face other male tenors.


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