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President of the Maldives

President of the
Republic of Maldives
Official standard
Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayyoom

since 17 November 2013
Term length 5 years
Formation 11 November 1968
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Maldives

The President of the Maldives is the Head of State and Head of Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Commander-in-Chief of the Maldives National Defence Force.

The current President is Abdulla Yameen, who was elected in 2013 by a slight majority, defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed in a run off.


  • List of presidents of the Maldives 1
  • Latest election 2
  • Results 3
    • Annullment 3.1
  • See also 4
  • References 5

List of presidents of the Maldives


      Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party       The Royal Family Huraa Dynasty       Independent       Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party       Maldivian Democratic Party       Gaumee Itthihaad Party       Progressive Party of Maldives       Jumhooree Party

# President Took office Left office Party Vice-President Term
Romanized Picture
Presidents of the First Republic (1953–1954)
1 Mohamed Amin Didi
1 January 1953 2 September 1953 Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party Ibrahim Muhammad Didi 1
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
2 September 1953 7 March 1954 Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party vacant
Post abolished[1]
Sultanate of Maldives (1954–1968)
Muhammad Fareed Didi
7 March 1954 11 November 1968 The Royal Family
Post restored[2]
Presidents of the Second Republic (1968–present)
2 Ibrahim Nasir
11 November 1968 11 November 1973 Independent vacant 2
11 November 1973 11 November 1978 3
3 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
11 November 1978 11 November 1983 Independent vacant 4
11 November 1983 11 November 1988 5
11 November 1988 11 November 1993 6
11 November 1993 11 November 1998 7
11 November 1998 11 November 2003 8
11 November 2003 11 November 2008 9
4 Mohamed Nasheed
11 November 2008 7 February 2012[3] Maldivian Democratic Party (Itthihaad Coalition) Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik 10
5 Mohammed Waheed Hassan
7 February 2012[4] 17 November 2013 Coalition with all political parties excluding MDP. Mohammed Waheed Deen
6 Abdulla Yameen
17 November 2013 Incumbent Progressive Party of Maldives Mohamed Jameel Ahmed 11

Latest election


Candidate Party Annulled election Re-run (first round) Second Round
Votes % Votes % Votes %
Abdulla Yameen Progressive Party of Maldives 53,099 25.35 61,278 29.72 111,203 51.39
Mohamed Nasheed Maldivian Democratic Party 95,224 45.45 96,764 46.93 105,181 48.61
Qasim Ibrahim Jumhooree Party 50,422 24.07 48,131 23.35
Mohammed Waheed Hassan Independent 10,750 5.13
Invalid/blank votes 2,395 2,331 2,237
Total 211,890 100 208,504 100 218,621 100
Registered voters/turnout 239,593 88.44 239,105 87.20 239,165 91.41
Source: Government of the Maldives, Government of the Maldives


Following the original first round on 7 September 2013, the Supreme Court annulled the elections and cancelled the planned second round by a vote of four to three. Voting in favour of the annulment, Judge Ahmed Abdulla Didi referenced a confidential police report that claimed that 5,623 ineligible people had voted in the elections including dead people and others under 18.[5] The rechecking of voters' registry was carried out in the presence of the staff of Elections Commission and the Police Service. India said it hoped that the voting would be complete by 11 November.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "History – Maldives – located, annual, system". 
  2. ^ "Maldives History". 26 July 1965. 
  3. ^ "Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest". BBC News. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Maldives' VP Hassan Takes Oath as President". Time (Male, Maldives). Associated Press. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Maldives top court annuls September 7 presidential vote, sets new election Reuters via Yahoo! News, 8 October 2013
  6. ^ Sandeep Dikshit (12 October 2013). "India hopes Maldives will complete polling by Nov. 11". The Hindu. 
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