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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

SYC

Website

Seychelles

Established

6/29/1976

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

8/26/2012


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National Assembly

President


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A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. The most recent presidential elections were held 31 August-2 September 2001. President RENE, who has served since 1977, was re-elected.


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