China congratulates Malé Mayor-elect Muizzu on his victory

Dr. Mohamed Muizzu on a site visit with former ambassador to the Maldives Zhang Lizhong | Photo: Facebook

Malé, Maldives —The Chinese Embassy in the Maldives has congratulated the newly elected mayor of the capital Malé City, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu for his victory in the local council elections that was held last Saturday. 

The Vice President of the Opposition Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Muizzu competed against Anas Abdul Sattar who was backed by the governing MDP party, and won by a major difference in the elections.

Mayor-elect Muizzu was congratulated by the interim head of the Chinese Embassy in the Maldives yesterday through a phone call where they had discussions about both parties working together in the near future.

While Muizzu also served the country as the former Housing Minister, during his tenure, he carried out massive infrastructure development projects in the Maldives with the help of China. This includes of the Sinamale’ Bridge also known as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge and the Hiyaa Housing Project in the capital Male’ area.

An unofficial summary of the results from the local council elections that was held on previous Friday shows that although MDP has once again gained majority of the chairs throughout the country, this time they have lost the support of a vast amount of people, losing chairs from several constituencies to the Opposition parties and independent candidates.