MDP Primary: Anas defeats Shifa to win Male’ Mayor ticket

Anas Abdul Sattar, the Secretary-General of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

Interim results of Friday’s primary by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) show incumbent Male’ City Mayor Shifa Mohamed to have been defeated by MDP’s Secretary-General Anas Abdul Sattar to secure the party’s ticket for the upcoming Local Council Elections.

The interim results released by MDP show Anas to have a 200-vote lead over Shifa, who had served as the Mayor of the capital for two consecutive terms.

Anas had won 1,025 votes, and Shifa had won 835 votes, while Sarangu Adam Manik, who had served as the city’s first Mayor, placed third with 780 votes.

Local Council Elections will take place in two months, on April 4.