National Assembly Election – LDS wins a majority of seats



Final count of ballot papers in the early morning of September 11, 2016 shows that the opposition party known as LDS (Linyon Demokratik Seselwa) had picked up 15 of the 25 electoral districts leaving the Parti Lepep (PL) with 10. The National Assembly comes under the control of the opposition for the first time since the return of multiparty politics in 1993. However, the executive branch of government remains under the control of PL whose leader if President Michel.