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24 Oct 2020 | 05:46 AM UTC

Seychelles: Presidential and legislative elections continue October 24

Presidential and legislative elections continue on October 24; anticipate associated disruptions

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Event

Polling stations opened at 07:00 (local time) on Saturday, October 24, in Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue, the three main islands of Seychelles, for the last and main day of voting in the presidential and legislative elections. The elections have been held over three days with voting beginning on Thursday, October 22. Electoral campaigns have reportedly mainly taken place over social media due to ongoing restrictions on rallies amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Associated disruptions including heightened security are to be anticipated in the vicinity of polling stations in the near term.

Advice

Those in Seychelles are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant due to the threat of electoral-related violence, avoid the vicinity of political gatherings, polling stations and electoral commission offices, and heed all directives issued by local authorities.

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