Guraidhoo by-election: 4 apply for MDP ticket

Recounting of ballot boxes from two constituencies on April 9, 2019. (Photo/Sun/Fayaz Moosa)

Four members of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) have put for their names to contest for the party’s primary, ahead of the by election for the Parliament seat of K.Guraidhoo constituency.

In an announcement made by the party, it was stated that a primary will be held on March 11, in order to determine a candidate that will be representing the party in the primary elections. 




Those contesting the primary are:

  • Mohamed Musthafa (Vivid / K.Maafushi) 
  • Salman Rasheed (Maafarivaage / K.Maafushi)
  • Ibrahim Shaaz (H.Thaalhafilaage / Male’)
  • Abdulla Saeed (Veli / K.Guraidhoo

Election Commission (EC) has announced that the by-election will be held on April 15. 

The Guraidhoo seat was left vacant following the he death of MP Ibrahim Riza on February 23. He passed at the age of 55, in Malaysia, after a two year long battle with cancer.

Riza, an attorney-at-law, had served at the Parliament for 13 consecutive years.

He had been elected to the Parliament as an independent candidate in 2009. He later joined the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).