China has financed Maldives projects with loans in excess of a billion dollars.
The elections body said a total of 423 complaints had been received by Thursday.
China has been accused of land-grabbing and dragging the Maldives into a debt-trap.
India and China could work together in the Maldives, said the Global Times.
The ruling party wants voting complaints investigated.
The Maldives is heavily indebted to China.
The government has been aiming for 1.5 million annual tourist arrivals for several years.
Foreign governments are happy with the election outcome.
Election law states that those in line by the time polls close are entitled to cast their vote.
The sculptures were part of a semi-submerged gallery at the Fairmont Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.
The opposition candidate's office was raided on the eve of the election.
The raid came on the eve of a presidential election.
Clerics and politicians said the sculptures were un-Islamic.
One man can be heard saying Allah Akbar as a sculpture crashes into the ocean.
Foreign media face deportation if they are found working on a tourist visa.
It's been a rollercoaster ride to voting day, even by Maldivian standards.
Almost 30 sculptures are part of a semi-submerged gallery at the Maldives Sirru Fen Fushi.