Parliamentary elections of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has begun at 02:30 in the afternoon today.
270 ballot boxes were placed across the Maldives. 279 candidates are running in this primary, which is a record amount of candidates competing for a political party’s primary, in Maldives.
A total of 86,091 people, from different constitutions are eligible for voting. Polling stations are to be opened until 08:30 pm, local time.
There are 87 constitutions and no candidates had applied for Nilandhoo constituency. 9 constitutions had only one candidate applied for each, due to which they secured tickets without a primary. The constitutions were Baarah, Dhidhdhoo, Milandhoo, Alifushi, Mahibadhoo, Fuvahmulah North, Galolhu North and Maafaanu North