With Seychelles’ president and VP overseas, designated minister will oversee major portfolios
Designated Minister Mondon (right) will discharge any function that the President or the Vice-President is required under the Constitution, during their absences. (Joena Meme)
(Seychelles News Agency) - The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, will proceed on overseas leave to the United Arab Emirates on Friday, State House said on Thursday.
Faure will return on Monday, April 22.
State House said that since the Vice-President, Vincent Meriton, will be on an overseas mission during this period, the Designated Minister, Macsuzy Mondon, will be responsible for the portfolios falling under the President and the Vice-President offices.
The head of state holds the portfolios for Legal Affairs and Public Administration.
The Vice-President is responsible for the departments of Foreign Affairs, Information Communication Technology, Information, the Blue Economy and Industry and Entrepreneurship Development.
Mondon will also discharge any function that the President or the Vice-President is required under the Constitution, during their absences from the Republic.
This in accordance with Article 56 and Article 75 (4) of the Constitution of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean.