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Seychelles
Capital:
Victoria
Population:
80,832 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. The most recent presidential elections were held 31 August-2 September 2001. President RENE, who has served since 1977, was re-elected. On 14 April 2004 RENE stepped down and Vice President James MICHEL was sworn in as president.
Government type:
republic
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $626 million (2002 est.)
Internet users:
11,700 (2002)
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