Constitutional cases brought forward


One of them has been filed by Jane Carpin against the Seychelles National Party’s (SNP) leader Wavel Ramkalawan, in which she is contesting his attempt to remove her as a proportionately elected member of the National Assembly.

Her lawyer Basil Hoareau asked for time until Monday saying he needs to present a copy of the SNP Constitution to Mr Ramkalawan’s lawyer Bernard Georges, saying the only “true copy is with the Registrar of Political Parties who is out of the country”.

Mr Georges said he will accept a copy Mr Basil got from the SNP website, adding if it proves different from the original “we will cross that bridge when we get to it”.

The other case is the one in which Nicholas Prea and Jean-Francois Ferrari are seeking the July 19 dissolution of the National Assembly declared unconstitutional.

They say if Mrs Carpin was not a member of the Assembly, then her vote – which helped garner the ⅔ majority needed – was invalid and the dissolution can therefore not stand.

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