22 November 2015
CEPS has organised a dialogue between its members and presidential candidates of the upcoming presidential election.
Being the national platform for the civil society sector, CEPS invited all presidential candidates to the special dialogue which was held at 3.00pm at CEPS’ Conference Room, Orion Mall.
Present at the dialogue were Mr Patrick Pillay and Ahmed Afif of Lalyans Seselwa, Franscesca Monnaie a representative of Popular Democratic Movement, Roger Mancienne of Seychelles National Party, Alexia Amesbury of the Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy, Mr Simon Gill a representative of Parti Lepep and Mr Peter Roselie the independent vice-presidential candidate. The moderators were Bishops Denis Wiehe and Bishop French Chang-Him.
Also present were representatives from the SADC Electoral Advisory Council and The Commonwealth observer group currently in Seychelles.Various local media houses also covered this event.
CEPS members actively participated in the dialogue and saw it as an opportunity to ask questions and clarifications.
The aim of the citizen’s dialogue was to give presidential candidates a chance to meet with representatives of civil society and discuss specifically on their plan/ manifesto that they are proposing to the citizens for the next five years ahead. The dialogue included presentations by candidates and the representatives followed by questions on their specific manifestos.