Dr. Mohamed Zahir appointed to Elections Commission

Dr. Mohamed Zahir (L) is presented with his letter of appointment as a member of Elections Commission by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (R) on February 21, 2021. (Photo/President's Office)

Dr. Mohamed Zahir has been appointed a member of Elections Commission.

He was presented with his letter of appointment by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a ceremony at the President’s Office on Sunday morning, following which he his oath of office, administered by Chief Judge of High Court Hathif Hilmy.

Dr. Mohamed Zahir secured the backing of the Parliament for his appointment to the Elections Commission with the vote of 37 parliamentarians last week.

He attained his PhD from the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand, and his Master of Business Administration from the Open University in Malaysia.

Dr. Mohamed Zahir previously served as an Assistant Professor at the Maldives National University (MNU) and as Director at the Elections Commission.

He replaces former Vice Chairman and Spokesperson of Elections Commission Ahmed Akram, who resigned in face of a no-confidence vote last year.