165 candidates automatically elected to MDP’s National Council

A capture from an MDP's National Council convening held prior.

From the candidates contesting in the Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) National Council elections – 165 candidates have been automatically elected to the National Council. 

In disclosing the list of candidates contesting in their National Council elections – MDP noted that 165 candidates have already been automatically elected to the National Council - without voting. 

The party had stated that the 165 candidates were elected for the seats they were contesting for – as no other candidates contested for those seats. Amongst those uncontestably elected are presidents and vice presidents of some constituencies.

MDP’s National Council elections is scheduled to be held on September 25. A total of 300 ballot boxes will be placed across the country – and over 900 individuals will act as officials during the elections.