Malé, Maldives – Former Housing Minister and the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s Mayoral candidate of Malé, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, and Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s former Secretary General and MDP Mayoral candidate, Anas Abdul Sattar cast their votes today.
The ongoing Local Council Election’s biggest campaigns in Malé was for the position of Mayor with three candidates running for the position. In addition to Anas (MDP), Muizzu (PPM), Alhan Fahmy is running as an independent candidate.
President of Elections Commission (EC), Ahmed Shareef stated that voting started in Sri Lanka, India, and in all islands of Maldives.
242 vote boxes in Malé, 325 vote boxes in the islands, 137 vote boxes in resorts, 4 vote boxes in jails, 4 vote boxes in Lanka and a vote box in India, leading to a total of 713 voting boxes have been kept. Out of the 273,182 eligible voters, 5,134 are those who turned 18 within the year by which the election was postponed. 2,264 candidates will run for Local Council Elections and 1,670 candidates will run for Women’s Development Committees (WDC) election.
30 members were automatically given their places for 22 council positions, and 90 member were given their places in WDC for 31 positions.