PPM leadership is responsible for President Yameen’s loss, says MP Moosa
MP Moosa said PPM failed as a direct result of decisions made by President Yameen, first lady Fathimath Ibrahim, and deputy leader Abdul Raheem Abdulla
Moosa said that they had allowed the party to become divided and that conflicting factions within the party isolated general members and caused its leadership to lose their trust
Ex-pres Yameen did not vote in Saturday’s election
Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom did not vote in Saturday’s parliamentary election, it has been confirmed.
According to multiple sources, the former president had informed officials of his parties that he will not be voting in the election. President Yameen is registered to vote for Macchangolhi North constituency, for which a candidate of his party, PPM also contested. His nephew and former Dhiggaru MP, Faris Maumoon also contested for the seat in addition to former German Ambassador Jameela Ali.
News Source – Ex-pres Yameen did not vote in Saturday’s election
Highest recorded voter turnout
In a tweet published by Commissioner of Elections, Ahmed Shareef said the voter turnout for the parliamentary election was 212,079, and confirmed that this was highest recorded voter turnout in for a parliamentary election in the Maldives.
News Source – Highest recorded voter turnout, confirms EC
oath taking ceremony of newly-elected lawmakers for the end of next month
According to parliament laws, the current parliament will go on leave at the end of April, which would mark the end of their four year term as thus the dissolution of the current parliament. The second term of the year will commence in June as the first sitting of the newly elected members.
Elections Commission of the Maldives (ECM) has decided to recount three ballot boxes in Maavah constituency.
The Commission made the announcement at a press conference on Monday, before it began announcing the interim results of Saturday’s parliamentary election.
News Source – ECM to recount three ballot boxes in Maavah constituency