Seychelles: Six candidates approved for presidential polls | AFP

The Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles has approved six candidates including incumbent leader James Michel to run in presidential polls next month, the election commission has said.┬áThe commission’s approval on Wednesday formally opened nearly three weeks of campaigning, with voting to begin on December 3.┬áMichel, of the Parti Lepep – “The People” in the local Seychellois Creole language – is hoping to win a third and final term, as permitted by the constitution.

The tourism-dependent archipelago nation is made up of 115 islands, some as much as 1 000km from the main island of Mahe.

Michel is running against a disorganised opposition, but observers say a run-off is possible for the first time since multi-party politics was re-introduced in 1993.

If it does go to a run-off, the second round of voting should take place one to two weeks after the first.

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