United Seychelles holds 34th Annual Congress, amends its Constitution |08 September 2021
The 34th Annual Congress of United Seychelles has approved amendments to the Party Constitution.
The 34th session of the Congress was held between August 10 and 13, 2021, under special circumstances imposed by the prevailing Covid-19 situation, and in accordance to the regulations and guidelines of the Public Health Authority.
This year, United Seychelles held its Congress in another form following unanimous approval of a motion tabled at the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of August 7, 2021. The motion called on NEC to use its residual power granted by the Party Constitution to suspend all rules and regulations so that Congress could proceed with the amendment of the Constitution.
The principal amendment adopted by Congress concerns the increase of elected members to the National Executive Committee, from fifteen (15) to twenty-six (26), and a reduction in members that are nominated by the Party Leader, from five (5) to three (3).
A new transitional provision, also approved by Congress, will now allow the Party Leader to appoint, subject to NEC approval, the remaining eleven (11) members of the National Executive Committee until new elections in 2025. Members who have been nominated before the amendment will continue their mandate until new elections.
The 34th Annual Congress adopted two other resolutions. One recognised the unequalled contribution of President France Albert René to the emancipation of the Seychellois people and as the architect of the modern Seychelles.
The other resolution expressed Congress’ great concern about the way that the LDS government is governing the country, where the standard of living is deteriorating and the people is starting to experience extreme poverty in an atmosphere of fear and victimisation.
Press release from the office of the leader of United Seychelles