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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.

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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

References

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive

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