Saturday, 07 September 2013

Presidential Polls begins in the Maldives

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7 September 2013, Male’; Polling for the second multi party presidential election in the Maldives has begun at 0730 hrs today.

Four candidates are contesting in this election. They are: incumbent President Mohamed Waheed as an independent candidate, Qasim Ibrahim from the Jumhooree Party, Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom from the Progressive Party of Maldives, and Mohamed Nasheed from the Maldivian Democratic Party.

According to the Elections Commission of the Maldives, there are 239,593 eligible voters registered in this election. A total of 470 ballot boxes have been placed for this Election, including 7 ballot boxes placed abroad. Polling will continue till 1600 hrs or when everyone who had lined up to vote before 1600 hrs finishes voting.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Republic of the Maldives

Website: www.foreign.gov.mv

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