The speaker of parliament criticised demands for government jobs by activists.
The two main contenders nominated the former president after a divisive campaign.
The lawmaker is contesting as an independent after losing the MDP primary.
Former president Nasheed declared over MVR5 million (US$324,000).
JP leader Gasim Ibrahim announced he was open to talks with other parties to challenge the MDP.
JP MP Abdul Latheef Mohamed proposed amending the criteria for parliamentary candidates.
Nasheed's 13-year jail sentence was overturned after a review of the controversial terrorism conviction.
The president-elect's spokeswoman has also urged the Supreme Court to release opposition leaders.
Opposition leader Nasheed is under fire for accepting an invitation to visit the kingdom.
The MDP urged supporters to gather in Malé on November 1 to welcome its exiled leader.
Nasheed said he was acquiescing to concerns that MDP could be left without a candidate.
Exiled former president Nasheed and JP leader Gasim Ibrahim are under investigation for refusing to return to prison after their medical leave expired.
Of the 44,011 ballots cast, 43,922 voted for former president Mohamed Nasheed and 14 voted against.
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