Opposition holds steering committee elections

Member of an opposition coalition party voting in the steering committee election held on November 13, 2020 | Photo: Avas

Maldives – Maldives opposition coalition consisting of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People’s National Congress (PNC) has held their steering committee election yesterday.

The election was carried out throughout the Maldives and according to the election in charge, former Housing Minister Dr. Mohamed Muiz told that everything went smoothly and that no issues came up.

Dr Muiz also told that with the steering committee elected, the oppositions activities would be further strengthened and that all the activities carried out by the coalition would be properly organized.

According to the spokesperson of PPM, Heena Waleed, more than 1,100 candidates competed for the steering committees and a total of eighteen committee elections were carried out yesterday. Votes were not taken for committees to which the required number of candidates had not competed.

Heena also told that voting went on with a lot of excitement and the voter turnout was very high. She also told that in addition to Male’ and Hulhumale’, voting was carried out in Laamu atoll and Addu City as well.

After yesterdays elections, each and every island of Maldives would have a steering committee to over see the opposition coalitions activities. The steering committees also include candidates who are competing in the upcoming local council election and women’s development committee elections.