The murder blogger's family has pinned their hopes on a presidential commission.
A recount of Maamigili boxes showed more than 100 valid votes were voided.
The presumptive majority leader deferred to President Solih on changing the form of government.
Teams from the EU, Commonwealth and foreign embassies observed the election.
The guesthouse is owned by MP-elect Abdulla Jabir.
MDP won an unprecedented super majority of the 87-member parliament.
MDP has taken a two-third majority of the 19th parliament.
Rolling coverage of the Maldives parliamentary elections.
Polls opened at 8am across the country.
Polls open at 8am on Saturday morning.
Sealife owes US$12 million to 258 people who paid booking fees and advance payments.