JUST IN: Opposition VP Shujau wins Hulhumalé seat

The People's National Congress (PNC) Vice President Ibrahim Shujau | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – Preliminary results show that Vice President of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has won the Hulhumalé seat.

The former MP of Baarashu Constituency is ahead with 66.8% of the vote while opposing candidate Rizna Zareer of Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has won 28.6% thus far.

Experts project that with the gap in votes, even in a situation where Rizna wins the rest of the votes Shujau will win the election.

While EC had predicted that 38% to 40% people would vote in this election, 65% of people voting in Local Council Elections is a record looking at the past elections.

According to the latest statistics revealed by the Local Council Elections, while there are a total of 713 polling stations present in the atolls and in the Capital Male’ area of Maldives for Local Council Elections and Women’s Development Committee, only 518 polling stations has begun their work.