Malé, Maldives —The Chinese Embassy in the Maldives has congratulated the newly elected mayor of Addu City, Ali Nizar for his victory in the local council elections that was held last Saturday.
In a tweet posted by Chinese Embassy in Maldives stated that the Chargé d’Affaires ad interim Yu Xueyong had called the mayor-elect of Addu City, Ali Nizar and congratulated him. The tweet also stated that both Addu City Council and China look forward to strengthening exchanges and cooperation in various fields in the future.
The former MP of Hithadhoo South Constituency had won the election with 7,434 votes while PPM candidate Latheef had gotten 4, 226 votes. Independent candidate Ibrahim Thohir got 345 votes.
Mayor-elect, Nizar has previously said that his work as the city’s mayor will be do meet the high expectations of Addu people. Nizar also added that even though that PPM and independent candidates had been elected for Addu City council that this was no issue for him and that he will always put forth the interests of the people of Addu City.
He also told that he will be a mayor who listens to the people and make major decisions following public consultations.
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.