MTD to contest for Komandoo Parliament seat

Former Maldivian Vice President Ahmed Adeeb Abdul Gafoor. (File Photo/President's Office)

Maldives Third Way Democracy (MTD) announced their decision to contest for the Komandoo constituency Parliament seat.

According to MTD, candidates who were interested from the party to contest in the bi-elections can send their application to the party’s official email [email protected] until 17:00 on Monday, December 27.

In addition to MTD led by former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, to date, three other political parties, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) – People’s National Congress (PNC) Coalition and Maldives National Party (MNP) confirmed taking part in the elections.  

The Komandoo seat was left vacant following the death of MP Hussain Waheed on December 14. He died at the age of 53 years in a hospital in Male’ City after a year-long battle with cancer.

Hussain, a native of Foakaidhoo, was first elected to the Parliament during former President Mohamed Nasheed’s administration. He was re-elected to the Parliament in the elections held in 2019.

The Elections Commission announced that they will be holding by-elections for the Komandoo parliamentary seat on February 5, 2022.