SPUPSeychelles People's United Party
SPUPSt. Paul University Philippines (Tuguegarao City, Philippines)
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In the November 1970 elections, the SDP won 10 seats, and the SPUP won 5 in the Legislative Assembly.
The SDP and SPUP formed a coalition government in June 1975 to lead Seychelles to independence.
While attending a Commonwealth Conference in London in June 1977, Mancham (a flamboyant character who was fond of promising "pieces of paradise" to his rich and powerful friends the world over at the expense of the downtrodden masses of Seychelles), was overthrown by SPUP supporters in the army on the night of 5 June.
On 2 June 1978, the SPUP changed its name to the Seychelles People's Progressive Front (SPPF) and pressed ahead with a radical programme started the year before (based on socialist principles adapted to suit the conditions in the country).