Preliminary results of the Local Council and Women’s Development Committee Elections held this Saturday gave a crucial win to opposition PPM’s candidate, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu as he sets out to become the new Mayor of Male’ City.
Dr. Muizzu won 61.29 percent of the total votes, while his rival Anas had just 37 percent of the votes.
Anas has publicly conceded his defeat and congratulated his rival on the win.
Mayoral seat of Male’ City is regarded as the most pivotal, with tempers flaring from both sides during the campaign. PPM looks to take over the Male’ City as most of their candidates lead.