Maldives elects on national level a head of state, the president, and a legislature. The president is elected directly for a five-year term by the people.
The Assembly (Majlis) has 88 members . All members are elected directly for a term of five years from 88 single-member constituencies.
The election is due to take place Sunday 23rd September.
Maldives’ opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the island nation’s presidential election, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Twitter on Monday.
The ministry cited provisional figures from the country’s Elections Commission showing Solih taking victory by a margin of 16.7 percent over incumbent Abdulla Yameen in Sunday’s election.
Sources and Further Reading:
Maldives – 2018 Presidential Election
Democracy on the Brink in Maldives
Ex-Maldives president vows to run for office after prisoners freed
Opposition wins Maldives election: foreign ministry, Elections Commission