On June 18th in Seychelles, thousands of people will celebrate National Day. This day marks the return of a multiparty democracy to Seychelles. Seychelles is renowned for its constitution that states that executive power be held by a president who is elected to a five-year term. A council of ministers is appointed by the president as an advisory board. Legislation is vested in the People's Assembly. The Seychelles People's Progressive Front is the nation's leading political group today. This is an impressive feat for a country that consists of only approximately 80,000 people. This day of festivities includes many activities such as parades, a flower show, music and a presidential speech. The flag of Seychelles has changed with the return to a multiparty democracy. The color blue represents the sky and the sea that surrounds the Seychelles. Yellow is for the sun which gives light and life, red symbolizes the people and their determination to work for the future in unity and love. The white band represents social justice and harmony. The green signifies the land and natural environment.
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