Country Fast Facts: Seychelles


































Seychelles




























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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.



President France-Albert Rene, who had served since 1977, was re-elected in 2001, but stepped down in 2004.



Vice President James Michel took over the presidency and in July 2006 was elected to a new five-year term.



Source: CIA World Fact Book

















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