Vincent Meriton
Vice President of Seychelles
In office
28 October 2016 – 27 October 2020
PresidentDanny Faure
Preceded byDanny Faure
Succeeded byAhmed Afif
Minister of Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports
In office
20 July 2004 – 5 October 2016
PresidentJames Michel
Succeeded byMinistry disbanded
Personal details
Born
Vincent Emmanuel Angelin Meriton

(1959-12-28) 28 December 1959 (age 61)
Victoria, Seychelles
Political partyUnited Seychelles
OccupationPolitician

Vincent Emmanuel Angelin Meriton[1] (born 28 December 1959) is a Seychellois politician who served as the Vice President of Seychelles from 2016 until 2020.[2] He succeeded Danny Faure, and Party president of the People's Party.[3][4][5] He once served as Seychelles' Minister for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports.[6]

Early life

Educated in Moscow. He graduated with Master of Sociology from the Moscow State University.[7]

He is a member of the center-left United Seychelles which was previously known as People's Party.[8]

In 2004, he became Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, then Minister of Labor and Social Policy of the Republic of Seychelles, then head of the Ministries of Health and Social Affairs, Department of Community Development, Youth and Sports and, more recently, the Department of Social Affairs, Community Development and Sports.[7]

Meriton was a member of the National Assembly from 1998 to 2002.[1]

He is Minister of State and responsible for Community Development, Social Affairs and Sports, since 2015.[7]

On 28 October 2016, Meriton was appointed Vice President of the Republic being responsible for Information, Blue Economy, ICT, Industries and Entrepreneurship Development, Religious Affairs and Civil Society, and Inner and Outer Islands.[1] The Department of Foreign Affairs was assigned to Meriton in 2018.[9] He served until 27 October 2020.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Vincent Meriton". Seychelles - CPTM. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Ahmed Afif inaugurated into office of the vice-president". Seychelles Nation. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
  3. ^ "Vice-President Meriton, Designated Minister Mondon and Minister Larose Sworn in Office". Government of Seychelles. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Vincent Meriton becomes vice-president, Macsuzy Mondon designated minister". Seychelles Nation. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  5. ^ "People's Party Central Committee", People's Party Website.
  6. ^ Hajira Amla (27 November 2014). "Seychelles will not turn a blind eye to human trafficking, says Minister for Social Affairs". Seychelles News Agency. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  7. ^ a b c "The Vice President - State House Seychelles | Office of the President". www.statehouse.gov.sc. Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Parti Lepep, seeking platform of unity, changes name to United Seychelles". Seychelles News Agency. 25 November 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
  9. ^ "Leko Diplomatik" (PDF). Ministry of Foreign Affairs. p. 2. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Danny Faure
Vice President of Seychelles
2016–2020
Succeeded by
Ahmed Afif