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Elections in Maldives

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Elections in Maldives

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Elections in Maldives gives information on election and election results in Maldives.

Maldives elects on national level a head of state, the president, and a legislature. The president is elected directly for a five-year term by the people.

The Assembly (Majlis) has 77 members . All members are elected directly for a term of five years from 77 single-member constituencies.

Latest elections

2011 Local Council Election

Main article: Maldivian Local Council Election, 2011

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2009 Parliamentary election

e • d Summary of the 9 May 2009 Maldivian Assembly election results
Party Votes % Votes Seats % Seats
Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party 40,886 24.62% 28 36.36%
Maldivian Democratic Party 51,184 30.81% 26 33.77%
People's Alliance 8,283 4.99% 7 9.09%
Dhivehi Qaumee Party 5,854 3.52% 2 2.60%
Republican Party 7,001 4.22% 1 1.30%
Adhaalath Party 1,487 0.90%
Social Liberal Party 674 0.41%
Gaumee Itthihaad 518 0.31%
Islamic Democratic Party 214 0.13%
Maldives National Congress 119 0.07%
Poverty Alleviating Party (DFP) 50 0.03%
Independents 49,835 30.00% 13 16.88%
Total 166,105 100.00% 77 100.00%
Source: Electoral Commission of the Maldives

2008 presidential election

The 2008 presidential election was the first democratic election in the history of the Maldives. Mohamed Nasheed beat incumbent Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

Party Candidate Running mate First round Second round
Votes Percentage Votes Percentage
Democratic-Alliance Mohamed Nasheed Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik 44,293 24.91% 97,222 53.65%
Dhivehi Rayyithunge Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (inc.) Ahmed Thasmeen Ali 71,779 40.34% 82,121 45.32%
Independent Hassan Saeed Ahmed Shaheed 29,633 16.67%
Republican Qasim Ibrahim Ahmed Ali Sawaad 27,056 15.22%
Islamic Democratic Umar Naseer Ahmed Rizwy 2,472 1.39%
Social Liberal Ibrahim Ismail Fathimath Nahid Shakir 1,382 0.77%
Invalid or blank votes 1,235 0.69% 1,861 1.03%
Totals 177,802 100.00% 181,204 100.00%
Voter turnout 85.38% 86.58%

2005 Parliamentary election

e • d Summary of the 22 January 2005 Maldivian Assembly election results
Candidates Seats
Non-partisans supporting the government 28
Non-partisans endorsed by the Maldivian Democratic Party 10
Others 2
Appointed members 8
Total 48
Source: Adam Carr

Past elections

See also


External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive

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