In today’s mayoral election, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) candidate, Adam Azim, emerged victorious, marking a significant comeback for the party. With results from 40 counted ballot boxes, Azim secured an impressive 45% of the vote, while government candidate Azima Shukoor trailed with 29%.
The election saw a total of 55 ballot boxes designated for the Male’ city council by-election. Adam Azim’s success in clinching the mayoral seat comes as a notable rebound for the MDP, which faced a substantial defeat in the previous year’s presidential election.
Formerly serving as the CEO of the Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) during the last government, Adam Azim’s win signals a renewed shift in the political landscape, bringing fresh momentum to the opposition party.