President Ibrahim Solih has initiated a grassroots campaign in Male’ City, actively seeking support for the upcoming second round of the presidential election.
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), has officially announced President Solih’s daily visits to households in Male’. These visits feature prominent government figures, including Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi and key leaders from the ruling coalition. Concurrently, First Lady Fazna Ahmed is conducting a parallel door-to-door campaign, focusing her efforts on Villimale’ and Hulhumale’.
President Solih has expressed his determination to rebound from his first-round election setback and secure victory in the second round. He emphasized that the MDP has conducted extensive surveys to identify the shortcomings of their initial campaign. Consequently, a comprehensive strategy has been developed to ensure wider outreach in the forthcoming campaign and encourage greater voter participation in the second round of the election.
The second round of the presidential election is slated for September 30, necessitated by none of the candidates attaining the required 50% majority in the first round. The two contenders progressing to the second round are Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, representing the People’s National Congress (PNC), who secured 46% of the vote, and President Solih from the MDP, who garnered 39% of the vote.