Registration of Seychelles National Alliance Party (SNAP)
The Commission today, 22nd November 2023 held the registration ceremony of the Seychelles National Alliance Party, as a Political Party in accordance with the Political Parties (Registration and Regulation) Act.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Danny Lucas, congratulated the Party for embarking on the journey towards the promotion of democracy.
The Seychelles National Alliance Party (SNAP) is now the 8th registered Political Party in the Electoral Commissions’ Register of Political Parties.
ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA AND ELECTORAL COMMISSION OF SEYCHELLES SIGN MOU FOR COOPERATION
Tuesday 26th September 2023
The Election Commission of India (ECI) and Electoral Commission of Seychelles (ECS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in electoral management. The MoU was signed by Mr. Danny Lucas, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission and Shri Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India in a ceremony on 26th September 2023 at the Electoral Commission of Seychelles Headquarters. Shri Rajiv Kumar, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India, is on an official visit to Seychelles from 26-28 September 2023.
The MoU seeks to strengthen cooperation between ECI and ECS by establishing an institutional mechanism in order to improve electoral management and administration, build on mutual experience and facilitate exchange of expertise and other relevant information, including the digitalization of electoral process and its potential benefits.
The ceremony was also attended by the visiting delegation of Deputy Election Commissioners from India, Shri Hirdesh Kumar and Shri Ram Kumar Gupta along with the High Commissioner of India to Seychelles Shri Kartik Pande. Officials from the Electoral of Seychelles and the Foreign Affairs Department of Seychelles also participated in the event.
International Democracy Day
Empowering young Seychellois to participate responsibly in politics is key to ensure continuity and enhancement of democracy in Seychelles.
The theme for the 2024 International Democracy Day, which is celebrated on 15th September, is “Empowering the Next Generation”.
In that respect the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Mr. Danny Lucas, wishes to emphasize the importance of youth involvement in the advancement of democracy.
The participation of youth in politics and therefore elections, is a crucial step towards the promotion of civic engagement, with the aimed focus on aspiring and promoting leadership qualities.
The Commission wishes to reiterate its engagement in its endeavour, to have a high participation of youth in elections and electoral activities throughout the electoral cycle.
Empowering the next generation of Seychellois is the only way to guarantee the quality of democratic governance and therefore sustainable practices for the Seychelles.
We therefore call upon the youth to come forward and take the challenge to participate whilst enjoying their constitutional rights and responsibilities as young voters and leaders.
Registration of Seychelles United Movement