Friday, 15 November 2013

EC confident to hold Elections run-off as scheduled

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15 November 2013, Male’; The Elections Commission (EC) has confirmed that all logistical arrangements are in place to conduct the Presidential election run-off tomorrow. Representatives of the two candidates contesting in the election have completed signing the eligible voters lists to be placed at all polling stations.

The two candidates, Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoomof the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) will have to conclude their campaign by 1800 hrs of today.

Voting will commence at 0730 hrs tomorrow morning and will close at 1600 hrs or when everyone who had lined up to vote before 1600 hrs finishes voting. A total of 475 ballot boxes will be placed in voting stations, out of which 7 boxes will be placed overseas. The preliminary results are expected to be announced by the Election Commission tentatively by midnight, Saturday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Republic of the Maldives

Website: www.foreign.gov.mv

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