MDP loses Addu City super majority

Mayor and Council elect of Addu City | Photo: Addu City Council

Addu City, Maldives – The current results of Local Council Elections (LCE) show that Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has lost super majority in Addu City.

The 2021 LCE has resulted in some historic breaks from tradition where MDP has lost super majority in some city and local councils, including Malé, Addu City and GDh. Thinadhoo.

In the previous three elections, MDP has won all seats in the city council resulting in 100% super majority. However, this election, the opposition party, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has won three seats in the council while three seats were won by independent candidates.

Preliminary results show that MDP won 53% of the Addu city council while losing the Feydhoo district seats to opposition.

MDP candidate Ali Nizar is the mayor elect of Addu City. According to figures received last night by ‘The Times of Addu’, Nizar has got 1,443 votes while PPM candidate Latheef had gotten 1,018 votes. Independent candidate Ibrahim Thohir got 61 votes.

Addu city council released a congratulatory message for the Mayor elect and new council elect on behalf of current mayor Abdulla Sodiq.

The vote is still in progress for some ballot boxes from inhabited islands and resorts. The official result is to be announced later today.