back to homepage

Tag "2017 local council elections"

Council elections delayed for third time over flu outbreak

“President Yameen is convinced he can’t win a fair election and has delayed #LCE2017 for the 3rd time. A case of lies upon lies. Unacceptable,” tweeted former President Mohamed Nasheed, the opposition leader.

Read More

As sole candidates, 13 councillors elected without contest

Thirteen councillors have been elected without a contest after the elections commission declared them winners by default in the absence of other contenders.

Read More

MDP launches campaign, PPM introduces candidates for Malé city

The opposition MDP officially launched its local council election campaign with simultaneous rallies in the north and south on Thursday night as the ruling party introduced its candidates for the Malé city council.

Read More

Campaigning underway for April’s local council elections

Both the PPM and MDP have been gearing up for the campaign in recent days. The stakes in the Maldives’ third local council election are higher than the previous polls as it will put claims of overwhelming public support to the test.

Read More

Majlis approves bill to let candidates with criminal records run for councils

MPs voted 46-19 to amend the 2010 local council elections law to allow individuals convicted of graft, bribery, drug abuse, and offences with punishments prescribed in Islamic shariah to contest three years after being pardoned or completing their jail sentence.

Read More

PPM wants to let convicts contest local council elections

Opposition MPs accused the ruling party of seeking to grant the PPM’s ticket to convicts ahead of April’s local council elections.

Read More

Police orders Gayoom to cancel meeting with PPM members

Gayoom was planning to launch a series of meetings with PPM members when two police officers visited the former president’s office this afternoon and informed his son Faris Maumoon that the gathering cannot take place.

Read More

Local council elections rescheduled for April

The elections commission has assured political parties that the postponed local council elections will be rescheduled for early April with a new date to be announced next week.

Read More

MDP accuses electoral body of ‘curtailing election observation’

The commission gave three working days to register representatives for nearly 500 candidates and refused to accredit several observers, the MDP said.

Read More

Parliament rejects proposal to invalidate tagged ballot papers

Ruling coalition lawmakers voted against a proposal to invalidate ballot papers with symbols or markings a day after voting to accept the government-sponsored bill for consideration and sending it to a committee for review.

Read More

PPM wins legal bid to extend voter registration deadline

The civil court has ordered the elections commission to indefinitely extend the re-registration period for January’s local council elections pending a judgment on the ruling party’s request to delay the polls by two months.

Read More

Yameen faction seeks court order to delay council elections

As the party’s database, membership registry, and other important documents are missing, the PPM will face “irreparable damage” if the polls take place as scheduled on January 14, reads the case summary.

Read More

Elections commission scraps plan to introduce e-voting

The elections commission has scrapped plans to introduce electronic voting in the Maldives for the first time in January’s local council election. The commission announced Tuesday that it has ruled

Read More

Council posts down to 653

The number of city, atoll, and island councillors to be elected in the upcoming local council elections is 653, the elections commission announced Saturday, significantly fewer than the present count of 1,095 councillors.

Read More

Fuvahmulah declared Maldives’ third city

As Fuvahmulah is uniquely both an island and its own atoll, it currently has an atoll council as well as island councils for each of its eight administrative wards, with a total of 30 elected councillors. However, the island will now have a three-member city council.

Read More