Previous party requests to book the area have been ignored.
The president has yet to submit his candidacy application for the September election.
Mohamed Ameeth was dragged away by five policemen during an opposition rally.
A decision about the new party will be announced next week, the electoral body said.
Nasheed's decision not to run for president shocked, and even divided, the party he leads.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has never sought the spotlight or headlines.
The main opposition has five focus areas in its manifesto.
Debate is raging about who should be the main opposition's presidential candidate.
The opposition appears divided in its quest to field a unity candidate.
The veteran lawmaker has been described as the ideal candidate because of his efforts to unify the parties and political leaders within the Maldives United Opposition.
Of the 44,011 ballots cast, 43,922 voted for former president Mohamed Nasheed and 14 voted against.
The Elections Commission has already threatened to dissolve the MDP, saying that former president Mohamed Nasheed does not qualify as a candidate.
Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has already announced his intention to stand in the party primary, is in exile after fleeing from a 13-year prison term.
Mohamed Nasheed was found guilty of ordering the “abduction” of a judge after a widely criticised and controversial trial in March 2015. He was sentenced to...
The state budget for 2018 allocates MVR 24 million for political parties.
Police blocked off and turned away the six opposition figures wishing to meet Commissioner Abdulla Nawaz regarding the implementation of the Supreme Court’s February 1 ruling.
Three MPs were among 10 people arrested Wednesday night as police cracked down on "illegal demonstrations and violent riots" aimed at overthrowing the government.