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Wavel Ramkalawan: Indian-origin Wavel Ramkalawan is elected Seychelles President | World News – Times of India

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VICTORIA (SEYCHELLES): The Seychelles elected an opposition candidate as president for the first time since 1977, authorities announced on Sunday, and winner, Indian-origin Wavel Ramkalawan, reaffirmed a pledge to hike the minimum wage after Covid-19 stifled the tourism-dependent economy. Seychelles State House said in a statement on its website that Ramkalawan and his vice-president Ahmed Afif would be inaugurated on Monday.
Ramkalawan, a former Anglican priest, defeated President Danny Faure after three decades of unsuccessful runs for the presidency of the East African nation. Ramkalawan captured 54.9% of the vote while Faure got 43.5% in the vote held from Thursday through Saturday, the electoral commission announced.



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