Seychelles opposition fetes first win in decades

A supporter of the opposition coalition of the Seychellois Democratic Alliance holds up a flag as he celebrates the victory of the party in the parliamentary elections in SeychellesSeychelles opposition supporters took to the streets on Sunday to celebrate after their coalition broke the ruling party’s four-decade grip on power with a victory in parliamentary elections. Convoys of cars draped in opposition flags honked horns on the Indian Ocean nation’s main island, Mahe, as cheering opposition supporters sang and danced on the streets. “It’s better than Christmas or New Year, it’s a victory for us and for the Seychelles,” said a woman who gave her name as Carene.

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