JUST IN: Local council elections to be held on April 10

President of the Elections Commission (EC), Ahmed Shareef | Photo: Majlis

Malé, Maldives – Elections commission (EC) has announced that the Local Council and Women’s Development Committee (WDC) elections will be held on the 10 April 2021 in accordance with the Local Council Elections Special Provision Act 2020.

On the ongoing press conference the President of EC Ahmed Shareef said that the preparations for the elections will start from 29 January 2021.

The first amendment to the Local Council Elections Special Provision Act 2020 requires relevant authorities to move forward with the election process despite the current health emergency. However, the proceedings should be held per the guidelines set forth by the Director General of Public Health.