Seychelles

National Assembly

Political system
Presidential-Parliamentary
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Parliamentary mandate

Start and end of mandate

Start of the parliamentary mandate for newly elected members
At the first sitting of the chamber
Date of start of mandate for newly elected members
No information available
Start of the parliamentary mandate for appointed members
Not applicable
Date of start of mandate for appointed members
No information available
End of the parliamentary mandate
On the last day of the chamber’s term (including in the case of early dissolution)
Date of end of mandate
No information available

Speaker

Mode of designation of the Speaker
The Speaker is elected from among the members of parliament/chamber
Authority that designates the Speaker when the Speaker is designated from outside parliament.
Not applicable
Rank of the Speaker in the hierarchy of the State
Fifth
Speaker becomes interim Head of State in the event of the latter’s death or incapacity
No
Speaker's mandate continues between legislatures
Yes

Speaker terms

The term of the Speaker is different from the term of the house
Yes
Speaker's term
5 Years
Fixed election date for the Speaker, if any
No information available

Immunity and code of conduct

Parliament’s authorization is required for the detention or prosecution of members
Yes

Notes: cf. art.102 (2) to (4) of the constitution of seychelles.

There is a Code of conduct for members
No information available

Salaries and allowances

Members are paid salaries by parliament
Yes
(2020)
Basic salary, per year
364,056 SCR
(2020)
Basic salary, per year in PPP
48,028
(2020)
Basic allowances
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Basic allowance in PPP
3,562
Names of the basic allowances

Constituency support and clothing allowance

Members pay income tax on salaries
Yes
Members pay income tax on allowances
No
Members can have remunerated employment outside parliament
Yes
Members are required to declare income from other employment to parliament
Yes
Additional salaries and allowances provided for leadership positions
Yes

Facilities, services and allowances for constituency work

Personal staff to work directly for the parliamentarian
Yes
Office at parliament
No
Constituency office
Yes
Housing
No
Other cash or in-kind allowances for constituency work
Yes

Notes: Only for members residing in outer islands.

Additional salaries and allowances for leadership positions
List of salaries and allowances for leadership positions
Salary Allowances
Speaker Yes Yes
Committee Chair Yes Yes

Notes:

Speaker: SCR 425,927 (61,871 additional salary)

Deputy Speaker, Leader of Government Business, and Leader of the Opposition: SCR 417,708 (53,652 additional salary)

Committee Chairs: SCR 367,056 (3,000 additional salary)

Salary of the Speaker
425,927 SCR
Salary of the Speaker in PPP
56,191
Parliament determines the amount of salaries
No
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount

Department of Public Administration

Parliament determines the amount of allowances
Yes
Name of the body (or bodies) in parliament which determines the amount
No information available
Name of the institution outside parliament which determines the amount
No information available
The parliamentary salary is determined in reference to another salary scale
Yes
Reference scale used for parliamentary salaries
Civil service salary scale

Notes: National Salary Grid and Scheme of Government Service

Information on salaries and allowances on the parliamentary website

Not Available.

Year data was last reported

2020

Participation in the government

Members of the government must also be members of parliament
Cannot be a member of parliament
Members for whom data is available
35
(2020)

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No