How a priest rose to become president

On his sixth attempt, Wavel Ramkalawan, an Anglican cleric has become Seychelles’ president, ending decades in opposition.

This was his sixth attempt at the presidency, a journey that began when he first contested the role in 1998.

There was only the merest hint of triumphalism in President Wavel Ramkalawan’s acceptance speech as he addressed an audience of invited dignitaries assembled in the manicured grounds of State House.

His election marks a seismic change for the islands, where the presidency has been dominated by one party since 1977.

The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It’s home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoises.

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