Opposition's Ramkalawan in historic Seychelles vote win

Seychelles newly elected President Wavel Ramkalawan, poses for a photo after the just concluded presidential and legislative elections in Victoria, Seychelles on October 25, 2020. Rassin Vannier | AFP

Photo credit: Rassin Vannier | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Wavel Ramkalawan -- an Anglican priest who won enough votes in the first round to clinch the presidency on his sixth attempt -- called for unity after his victory.
  • The opposition, narrowly defeated in a presidential election in 2015 and buoyed by a landmark victory in a parliamentary poll a year later, had been hoping for its first presidential win in the 44 years since independence from Britain.



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