The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), the country’s main ruling party, said that 50.3 percent of eligible voters participated in the party’s Congress elections last week.
The party reported that 47,100 individuals voted in the elections out of 93,612 eligible voters, indicating a voting turnout of 50.31 percent.
The MDP’s internal election resulted in the election of 455 people from various provinces, cities, and constituencies.
Several top government officials and executives from State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) were elected in the elections. This contains 165 candidates who were elected with no opposition.
According to MDP, this was the largest and most contested internal election ever held by a political party in the Maldives. The party indicated that the final election results will be announced within the timeframe specified in the party’s electoral procedures.