Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

– – “We will maintain friendly relations with all nations, and welcome help and assistance from our international allies whomsoever they may be.” Seychelles is a former British colony which became independent in 1976. The defeated ruling United Party seized power in a coup in 1977 and has retained the presidency since then even after multi-party democracy was restored in 1993. There are still divisions within Seychellois society and the new president certainly has a lot of work to do to unite the country. Source:

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