Voting for tied candidates for the post of MDP PG Deputy Leader postponed

Combined photos of (from right to left) Hulhudhoo MP Ilyas Labeeb and South Henveiru MP Hussain Shaheem (Andhun Hussain).

Tiebreaker voting round for the candidates that tied for the post of Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) Parliamentary Group’s Deputy Leader, South Henveiru MP Hussain Shaheem (Andhun Hussain) and Hulhudhoo MP Ilyas Labeeb set to take place today, has been postponed.

Initial voting to elect two Deputy Leaders of the Parliamentary Group was held on Friday, February 18, during which the most votes, being 49, were secured by Alifushi MP Mohamed Rasheed Hussain (Big-A), successfully securing one chair.

Tiebreaker voting for the two candidates who were tied by 34 votes, Hussain and Ilyas which was set to take place today, has been postponed to March 7.

The voting will take place between 2pm and 4pm on that day.

In the voting held on to elect a Parliamentary Group Leader on February 18, North Hithadhoo MP Mohamed Aslam secured the post with 40 votes. Current Parliamentary Group Leader, Central Henveiru MP Ali Azim who contested for the post alongside him secured 25 votes.