Opposition eyes victory as 3-day Seychelles vote winds up

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Victoria, Seychelles, on September 10, 2016, during the third and final day of a poll that may see the opposition win control of parliament for the first time in two decadesVoters in the tourism-dependent nation of Seychelles cast their ballots Saturday, the third and final day of a poll that may see the opposition win control of parliament for the first time in two decades. Polls in the Indian Ocean nation kicked off Thursday to allow the roughly 70,000 registered voters of the archipelago nation of 115 islands to choose their representatives. “I hope that the process continues to be peaceful, that everyone goes to exercise their rights and goes home to await the final results,” President James Michel told the Seychelles News Agency.

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