Male’, Maldives — Election Commission has informed that they have decided to allow International observes to monitor the upcoming Local Council Elections and the Women’s Development Committee Elections.
The President of Election Commission (EC), Ahmed Shareef informed local media, “Sun” that although the Commission had initially discussed about not bringing international observes, the Commission has come to a decision to allow international observes outside the voting area.
However, Shareef stated that a certain guideline will be provided to the foreign observes who come to monitor the elections.
While the elections were at first scheduled to be held on April 2020, the commission had to postpone the date due to the surge in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases. Later on the elections were being scheduled to be kept on March 06th until HPA declared that the State of Public Health Emergency has extended yet again.
Although Elections Commission initially said that the elections will be postponed again, the President of Election Commission (EC), Ahmed Shareef announced on Wednesday that both the Local Council Elections and the Women’s Development Committee Elections will be held on April 3, 2021. He revealed no further details as to how the elections will be held despite having the State of Public Health Emergency in the country.