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Seychelles Introduction 2011
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Background:
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.


NOTE: The information regarding Seychelles on this page is re-published from the 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Seychelles Introduction 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Seychelles Introduction 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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