New chairwoman of Seychelles Electoral Commission: leadership should be based on ability

The newly appointed chairperson of the Seychelles Electoral Commission, Luciana Lagrenade, said she is proud to become the first woman to take up the post and is ready to accept the challenge.

Lagrenade and other members of the new Electoral Commission were appointed by the President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, last week following recommendations of the Constitutional Appointments Authority (CAA).

The electoral commission comprises a chairperson and six other members who are appointed for a seven-year term as per Article 115 of the constitution. All the new members were sworn in last Friday at State House in Victoria.

Speaking to the press on Friday, Lagrenade expressed her pride and joy at being the first woman to lead the commission.

Source: Seychelles News Agency