Archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, ruled since 1976 by Repiblik Sesel


Seychelles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Seychelles, officially the Republic of Seychelles (French: République des Seychelles; Creole: Repiblik Sesel), is an island country spanning an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, some 1,500 kilometres east of mainland Africa, northeast of the island of Madagascar. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.41, Rank: 51, Personal Freedom: 7.34, Economic Freedom: 7.48
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.48, Rank: 36
Seychelles | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 68, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
"In October 2015, President James Michel announced that the presidential election would be held early, in December, rather than in the first half of 2016. In a first for Seychelles, the opposition parties performed well enough in the first round to force a runoff election. Michel won the runoff by a narrow margin, leading opposition leader Wavel Ramkalawan to challenge the results in court. The case was pending at year's end."