Fayyaz officially takes over as MDP’s new chairperson

MDP's chairperson Fayyaz Ismail (2nd L) meets with heads of MDP Secretariat on May 23, 2022. (Photo/MDP)

Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail has officially taken over as the chairperson of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), the country’s main governing party. 

MDP Secretariat tweeted that Fayyaz officially took over responsibilities as MDP’s new chairperson, and met with heads of the party’s secretariat on Monday. 

The meeting was also attended by the new president of MDP’s Women’s Wing, Addu Meedhoo MP Rozaina Adam, and the new president of the Youth Wing, Rifqa Shiham. 

Fayyaz won the election on May 12 by beating his rival, North Maafannu MP Imthiyaz Fahmy with 58 percent of votes. 

Over 40,000 MDP members voted in the highly competitive election.