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    9 November, 2013
Presidential Poll begins

9 November 2013, Male’; The Presidential election in the Maldives has begun this morning at 0700hrs and would close at 1530hrs. The Elections Commission of the Maldives has announced that there are 239,105 eligible voters for this election.

There are three candidates contesting in the elections. They are Qasim Ibrahim from the Jumhooree Party (JP), Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom from the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), and Mohamed Nasheed from the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

The Elections Commission has announced that 475 ballot boxes will be placed for the elections. This includes 7 boxes that will be placed overseas which include 2 boxes in Colombo, Sri Lanka; 1 box in New Delhi, 1 box in Thiruvananthapuram, India; 1 box in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 1 box in London, UK; and 1 box in Singapore.

In order to ensure the credibility of the election, the Elections Commission and the Government have invited international observers and monitors from other countries and international organizations in addition to local observers.

Observers from local NGOs such as Transparency Maldives and Maldives Democracy Network, political parties and independent commissions including the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives and Anti-Corruption Commission are also active during the Elections.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has established a hotline for inquiries. The number is +9607794601.

26 October, 2013
Government's Press Statement on Two Members' Disqualification from Parliament
The government accepts the disqualification of two members of the Parliament, as per the Supreme Court's ruling on 24th October.
24 October, 2013
President Waheed attends President’s Cup 2013 final match
President Dr Mohamed Waheed has attended the final match of the President’s Cup 2013. The match was held last evening at the Galolhu Stadium.
21 October, 2013
Sacrifices of national heroes must be held close to our hearts – says President
Commander in Chief, President Dr Mohamed Waheed has said that as a country, and as a national defense force, it was important to hold the sacrifices of our national heroes close to our hearts, and follow their example.


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