Dr. Mohamed Zahir has been appointed to the Elections Commission.
He was given his letter of appointment by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a special ceremony held at the President’s Office on Sunday morning, following which he took his oath of office, overseen by Chief Judge of High Court Hathif Hilmy.
Dr. Mohamed Zahir got the approval of the Parliament for his appointment to the Elections Commission with the vote of 37 parliament members a week ago.
Dr. Mohamed Zahir recently filled in as an Assistant Professor at the Maldives National University (MNU) and as Director at the Elections Commission.
He replaces previous Vice Chairman and Spokesperson of Elections Commission Ahmed Akram, who resigned in face of a no-certainty vote a year ago.