According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Seychelles is a four-digit system that begins with the digit “4” and is followed by three digits. This numbering scheme applies to all landline telephones in Seychelles as well as mobile telephones that use GSM technology. The area code system in Seychelles helps simplify communication between people living in different cities or regions. This is because each area code corresponds to a specific geographical location, allowing phone calls and text messages to be directed to the intended recipient without confusion. For example, the area code for Victoria, the capital of Seychelles, is 4100 while the area codes for other cities such as Anse Boileau and Takamaka are 4200 and 4300 respectively. The same numbering scheme applies to mobile phones which are assigned their own unique area codes depending on their location. When making an international call from Seychelles one needs to dial +248 followed by the local phone number they wish to reach. For example, if you were calling a cell phone located in Victoria you would need to dial +2484100123456 where 248 represents Seychelles’ country code followed by 4100 which represents Victoria’s area code and 123456 which would be the local phone number within Victoria itself. When sending an SMS message or making a VoIP call one simply needs to add +248 before entering the local phone number they wish to reach as this will ensure that their message reaches its destination without any issues caused by language barriers or incorrect country codes being used instead of +248 for Seychelles. The use of +248 for all calls made from outside of Seychelles helps simplify communication between people living here and those living abroad as it eliminates any potential confusion caused by different country codes being used for different parts of the world or language barriers that could arise from using only local telephone numbers instead of international ones like those provided by VoIP services such as Skype and FaceTime. The politics of Seychelles is based on a multi-party system. The President of Seychelles is elected by universal suffrage for a five-year term and is both the head of state and head of government. The unicameral National Assembly is composed of 34 members elected for a five-year term in single-member constituencies. The Constitution provides for a strong Executive branch, headed by the President, and an independent Judiciary branch. Since independence in 1976, the country has had three Presidents: France Albert Rene, James Michel, and current President Danny Faure. The opposition parties have been represented in Parliament since 1993; however, the ruling party has maintained a majority in the Assembly since its first election in 1993. Political parties are organized on national lines rather than on ethnic or class basis. Seychelles is also part of several international organizations such as the African Union (AU), Southern African Development Community (SADC), Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), World Trade Organization (WTO) and Commonwealth of Nations. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Seychelles.