Former Cabinet minister, Abdulla Kamaaluddin has lost in the race to elect deputy leaders for Jumhoory Party (JP).
Four deputy leaders were elected at JP’s Congress, which was held at Paradise Island Resort last Friday.
Five candidates ran in the race to elect four deputy leaders for JP, including the current deputy leader of JP, Kamaaluddin.
Kamaaluddin, lost the race, losing his seat as deputy leader of JP.
Candidates who won the JP deputy leader race:
Ameen Ibrahim, former Minister of Transport
Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan
Abdulla Ameen, former Minister at President’s Office
Mohamed Fayaz (FA), former Deputy Commissioner of Police
Ameen Ibrahim and Dr. Hussain were elected deputy leaders for a consecutive term.
No of votes:
Abdulla Ameen: 237 votes
Ameen Ibrahim: 227 votes
Dr. Hussain: 224 votes
Fayaz: 167 votes
Kamaaluddin: 106 votes
The position of leader of JP remains vacant as no one applied for the position. The party made the decision to keep the position vacant pending instructions of former leader of JP, Qasim Ibrahim.
Former Chairperson of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Ali Waheed was elected president of JP and Dr. Abdulla Mausoom was elected vice president of JP.
The 15 members elected to JP’s council includes the youngest wife of Qasim Ibrahim, Aishath Nahula.
JP council members:
Ashad Ali (Adubarey)
Nihad Mohamed Ali
Abdulla Rasheed Moosa