Attorney-at-law Noorban Fahmy has been declared the winner of the by-election held by Bar Council for the vacancy on its executive committee by a margin of just four votes.
The vacancy on Bar Council’s executive committee had following the resignation of Aishath Shujoon – who now serves as a Supreme Court justice.
Interim results of the by-election held on Saturday show Noorban secured 107 votes, while her sole competitor, attorney-at-law Abdul Salaam Arif won 97 votes.
The by-election had a low voter turnout. 1,487 people had been eligible to vote, but only 202 voted – making for a voter turnout rate of just 13.4 percent.
Noorban is a board director at Pension Administration Office, and is the younger sister of politician and former lawmaker Alhan Fahmy.
The Bar Council’s executive committee is made up of nine members – who, except for the Attorney General, are all electoral positions.
Noorban’s victory changes the composition of the executive committee to: