Malé, Maldives – The President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has cast his vote in the Local Council Election (LCE) and Women’s Development Committee elections (WDCE).
President Solih cast his vote at the Hinnavaru ballot box located at Jamaluddin School in the capital city Malé.
Voting for the LCE and WDCE 2021 has 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.