Public Holiday in Seychelles in 2020

Public Holiday in Seychelles in 2020
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  Dates of Public Holiday in Seychelles
2020 Oct 24, Oct 26
SeychellesMon, Oct 26National Holiday
SeychellesSat, Oct 24National Holiday
  Summary
A public holiday to allow citizens to vote in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Public Holiday in Seychelles in 2020

In accordance with Section 5 of the Public Holidays Act, President Danny Faure has today declared that Monday 26th October 2020 shall be observed as a Public Holiday in Seychelles.

About Seychelles Election Holiday

President Danny Faure has declared that October 24th 2020 will be observed as a public holiday.

This is in accordance with section 5 of the Public Holidays Act.

October 24th 2020 is the main polling day for the Seychelles’ Presidential and National Assembly elections to be held from October 22nd -24th 2020.

The Seychelles president, who is head of state and head of government, is elected by popular vote for a five-year term of office. The cabinet is presided over and appointed by the president, subject to the approval of a majority of the legislature.

The Seychellois parliament, the National Assembly consists of 34 members, 25 of whom are elected directly by popular vote, while the remaining nine seats are appointed proportionally according to the percentage of votes received by each party. All members serve five-year terms.

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