Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Wavel Ramkalawan
Head of Government:
President Wavel Ramkalawan


Government Name:
Republic of Seychelles
Adopted: 1993; The constitution of Seychelles aims to give precedence to the fundamental rights of the citizens of Seychelles. It additionally affirms the democratic values of the country. Also noteworthy is the mixed jurisdiction legal system adopted by the Constitution. This means that the civil law of Seychelles is governed by a Civil Code originally derived from the French Napoleonic Code.
Government Type:
Republic of Seychelles Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Seychelles

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2023)

Country Risk Rating

There is no Country Risk Rating for Seychelles

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1

President of Seychelles is both head of state and head of government and Commander in Chief of the Defense Forces of Seychelles.

President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system.

5 years


Has original jurisdiction in matters relating to the application, contravention, enforcement or interpretation of the constitution as well as civil and criminal matters.

All judges appointed by the president upon recommendation of the opposition leader in the National Assembly.

Mandatory retirement age of 70


Determines and passes bills on to the president whereupon the bill becomes law.

Legislature has 25 members elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies and 9 members elected by proportional representation.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
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  2. EY,
  3. CIA World Factbook,
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets