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Alexia Amesbury

Alexia Amesbury Seychellois lawyer and politician

Seychellois lawyer and politician
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Intro Seychellois lawyer and politician
Countries Seychelles
Occupations Lawyer Politician Activist
Type Activism Law Politics
Gender female
Birth 1951 (Praslin)
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Biography

Alexia Amesbury (born c. 1951, née Jumeau) is a Seychellois politician and a lawyer by profession. Under the umbrella of the Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy, she contested in the 2015 presidential election to become the first woman to contest a Seychellois presidential election.

Early life

Amesbury was born at Praslin, Mahé, Seychelles and grew up in the St. Elizabeth’s Convent in Seychelles until she moved to Kenya in 1961 where she completed her O' and A'levels.

Education

At the age of 37, she matriculated at a University in the United Kingdom to study Law before proceeding to the London School of Economics and Political Science where a master's degree in International Law.

Career

In 2015, she became the first woman to contest in a Seychellois presidential election after she represented the Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy during the 2015 presidential election. She received a total of 803 votes in the first round. While Amesbury did not advance to the second round of voting, she supported Wavel Ramkalawan in the run-off election.

Controversy

After James Michel won the 2015 election, Amesbury believed that the results were invalid based on Seychelles's Constitution. Amesbury explained that according to the Constitution of Seychelles, the fifth section of Schedule 3 states that a candidate in Seychelles cannot be elected president unless they receive more than half of the votes during the election.

Personal life

In 1972, she married an Englishman who she later divorced in 1998, giving birth to six children in the process.

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