The Seychelles opposition on Sunday hailed its "historic" victory at parliamentary polls after gaining control of the Indian Ocean nation's parliament for the first time in more than two decades.
The opposition in the Seychelles has won parliamentary polls, putting it in control of the National Assembly for the first time in two decades, according to official results published Sunday.
Voters in the tourism-dependent nation of Seychelles cast their ballots Saturday, the third and final day of a poll that may see the opposition win control of parliament for the first time in two decades.
Seychelles President James Michel won a third term in power by the narrowest of margins of just 193 votes, with the opposition calling for a recount, the election commission said Saturday."Today the people have spoken.
The Seychelles' incumbent President James Michel won a strong lead in the remote archipelago's poll but came short of securing an outright majority, and must now face opposition leader Wavel Ramkalawan in an unprecedented runoff.
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