first president of the Republic of Seychelles
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Sir James Richard Marie Mancham (1939 -) was
first president of the Republic of Seychelles between June 29, 1976 and
on June 5, 1977. In 1963, Mancham melted the democratic party
seychellois (SDP) and was named Prime Minister for the British colony in
1970. Mancham maintained his position during the transition into autonomy in 1975.
At the time of independence on June 29, 1976 (to
which the SDP and Mancham had been long opposed),
he became the first president of Seychelles. Not long after, in 1977, during a visit to
London, the Prime
Minister of Seychells Albert Rene staged a coup. Mancham remains in
exile in the United Kingdom and the opposition carries out to it but
also attempts at destabilization of the government. It is not known exactly which Mancham share took in the coup
d'etat missed against Rene of November 25, 1981, it is probable that it
was not foreign there.
Mancham is also
the author of two books, one on its inversion entitled Paradise Raped
(in French: paradise violated), the other on the place of Seychelles in
the fight against terrorism.