Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s landslide victory at the parliamentary elections this Saturday marks the end of the era of Rolex watches and diamond rings, says former Maldivian President and Leader of MDP, Mohamed Nasheed.
Interim projections place MDP well on its way to a supermajority at the Parliament – a feat which the party had never achieved before.
“This marks the end of the era of Rolex watches and diamond rings,” said Nasheed, addressing the crowd gathered at the Lonuziyaaraih Kolhu in Male’ City to celebrate MDP’s victory.
Nasheed said the Maldivian people had elected candidates full of honor and integrity to represent them at the Parliament.
“You have elected an honorable Parliament. In Sha Allah, I, too, shall serve this duty,” said Nasheed.
He also reaffirmed MDP’s commitment to serving the needs of its constituents.
“In Sha Allah, I shall adhere to the duty you have bestowed upon me to the letter,” said Nasheed.
He also reaffirmed MDP’s commitment to upholding the administration of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Interim results show Nasheed with a clear lead in the race for the Central Machangolhi seat. He will make history upon being sworn in to the Parliament as the first former Maldivian President to serve at the Parliament.
MDP candidates who have now confirmed their victories include; Mickail Naseem who contested for the South Galolhu seat, Hisaan Hussain who contested for the Thulhaadhoo seat, Mohamed Rasheed (Boadhigu) who contested for the North Machangolhi seat, and Ahmed Saleem who contested for the Hoarafushi seat.
Many of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People’s National Congress (PNC) candidates suffered defeat in this Saturday’s election, including the leader of PPM’s parliamentary group, current Vilimale’ MP, Ahmed Nihan Hussain Manik.