State-of-the-Nation address today


President Michel will deliver his State-of-the-Nation address today

The event, which will be broadcast live on radio and television, will mark the National Assembly’s first sitting for the first term of 2013.

It is a constitutional requirement that the head of state delivers a State-of-the Nation Address on the occasion of the first National Assembly sitting each year.

After the address, the Assembly will adjourn until Friday February 22, 2013 at 9am when leaders from both sides of the house -- Leader of the Opposition David Pierre and Leader of Government Business Marie-Antoinette Rose -- will give their replies to the address.

This will be followed by three days of debates by other members of the National Assembly.
Seychelles Nation will publish the full text of the address (the English version) in its issue tomorrow and also carry highlights of the speech in its news pages.