Seychelles election: Mr Wavel Ramkalawan in Landmark Win

The opposition has taken power in the Seychelles for the first time since 1977, following its victory in the presidential election.

Anglican priest Wavel Ramkalawan defeated President Danny Faure by 54.9% to 43.5%, official results show. Supporters of Mr Ramkalawan have been celebrating his victory in the capital, Victoria. In his first comments since winning, Mr Ramkalawan said: “Mr Faure and I are good friends. And an election does not mean the end of one’s contribution to one’s motherland. “In this election, there were no losers, there were no winners – our country was given the opportunity as the ultimate winner.” Wavel Ramkalawan won enough votes in the first round to clinch the presidency on his sixth attempt and called for unity after his victory.

Tropikal Soundz will like to Congratulate Mr Wavel Ramkalawan on becoming the New President of Seychelles .