The decision came after warnings from the EU of a fish exports ban.
Teams from the EU, Commonwealth and foreign embassies observed the election.
A request was made at the annual policy dialogue with EU ambassadors.
"The Maldivian people can finally enjoy clarity over the outcome of the election," the president-elect said.
Solih also met the ambassadors of France and the European Union.
The EU and UN rejected invitations by the Elections Commission.
The government has been warned "not to get caught up in its own propaganda."
Sanctions were a last resort and action must be taken quickly, said a former Brussels official.
Countries can work with 'third states' to maximise the impact of sanctions.
The Maldives president accused the opposition of being selfish.
Maldives government officials could face travel bans and asset freezes.
Mohamed Ameeth was dragged away by five policemen during an opposition rally.
The government hit back after calls from Western ambassadors "to demonstrate genuine commitment to a credible, transparent, and inclusive election process."
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