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Sep 29, 2018
2:29PM

Maldives EC confirms Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won presidential election held last Sunday

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Maldives Elections Commission (EC) has confirmed that Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won the presidential election held last Sunday. EC announced the final result of the election at a press conference today. 


It stated that President Abdulla Yameen, the candidate of the ruling party, received 96,052 votes while Mr Solih, the candidate of the opposition coalition, received 134,705. 


The opposition had grown increasingly concerned over the EC's delay in announcing the final result amidst speculation that ruling party may file complaints. Former President Mohamed Nasheed, while welcoming the results said the people of the Maldives have endorsed democracy again.


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