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Government: Between 1979 and 1993 governed under
single-party socialist system. New constitution approved
referendum June 1992; multiparty elections in July 1993 in
President René and Seychelles People's Progressive Front
victorious. President selects cabinet. People's Assembly
twenty-two elected representatives from constituencies and
other members. SPPF holds twenty-seven seats, New
Party of James Mancham five seats, and United Opposition
coalition) one seat. Legal system consists of magistrates'
courts, Supreme (or trial) Court, and Court of Appeal.
Politics: Various political parties of which
party, SPPF, holds clear majority.
Foreign Relations: Member of Commonwealth of
has pragmatic foreign policy of "positive nonalignment."
of Organization of African Unity, Indian Ocean Commission,
Data as of August 1994