Councilor of Central Maafannu Constituency Ahmed Nareesh has been voted as the Deputy Mayor of Malé City Council.
Councilor Nareesh defeated MDP Councilor Ahmed Zameer of the Mahchangoalhi South Constituency by a margin of 5 votes. Nareesh received 12 votes, and Zameer received 7.
During an internal ballot of PPM Male’ City Council members for the deputy mayor position, Nareesh received 5 votes out of the 13 votes cast, while the other two contenders received 4 votes.
The opposition PPM obtained a majority of 13 councilors in Male’ City in the Local Council Elections 2020, while the ruling MDP has 5.