One Seychelles has nominated its two candidates for the upcoming presidential elections. Alain St Ange has been nominated by the party as the presidential candidate with Peter Sinon as the vice-presidential one.
Mr St.Ange is presently the party president while Mr Sinon is the secretary general.
Mr St.Ange is the sitting President of the African Tourism Board, spearheading a task force called Project Hope to save the continent’s tourism industry post COVID-19. He was one of the founders of and the first President of the Vanilla Islands alliance – Seychelles, Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius, Comoros and Mayotte.
He is recognised internationally as being a tourism expert, and he is widely sought after to deliver keynote addresses on the issue of sustainable tourism for small island states. Nationally, he has gained decades of experience in both the private and public sectors. He has served in the Seychelles Parliament for two terms, elected to his seat. His skills and expertise in the field of tourism did not go unnoticed by the former President, who offered him a role in government, and later a ministerial portfolio. This was, at all times, an apolitical appointment. He continues to put Seychelles on the map today through his tourism report, which attracts international scrutiny.
Mr Sinon on his part, is a development economist by profession and a former minister, having competently and diligently held prominent portfolios during his term.
He is a former Seychelles Commissioner to South Africa and Namibia, and formerly an executive director at the African Development Bank, representing AFDB eastern constituency – Seychelles, Kenya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Messrs St.Ange and Sinon jointly launched a Seychelles Labour Union in 2017, which is still in operation, in the hope of using their determination, passion and influence to protect and further the rights and interests of workers in Seychelles.