MDP elections scheduled for May 29

MDP spokesperson Imthiyaz Fahmy. (Photo/MDP)

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has opened candidacy for the national council elections, which the party announced on Saturday will be held on May 29.

In a press conference on Saturday morning, MDP spokesperson, North Maafannu MP Imthiyaz Fahmy (Inthi) said that the party will be electing 455 representatives to districts, provinces and cities.

“Presidents will be elected to districts. Vice presidents will be elected to districts, as will secretaries, deputy secretaries and media secretaries. Presidents and vice presidents will be elected to provinces,” he said.

Inthi said that polling will take place from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm on May 29 in all residential islands.

He said that the eligibility of voters will not be based on the registry of Elections Commission, but the registry managed by MDP.

All members registered to MDP by April 18 will be eligible to vote in the elections.

Candidates running for presidency of districts need to have the endorsement of at least 50 MDP members from the district, while candidates running for presidency of provinces and cities need to have the endorsement of at least 200 members.