PPM secures Kurendhoo council presidency

Ismail Madheeh - PPM candidate who won the election for Kurendhoo Council President.

The candidate from the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Ismail Madheeh on Saturday won the election held to elect the President of Lh. Kurendhoo Council.

Along with Madheeh, the candidate from Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) contested in the election.

All three ballot boxes for the election have been counted. Madheeh led with 14 votes from the box in Kurendhoo, and with 35 votes from the box in Male’ City.

From the boxes placed in Kurendhoo Madheen won a total of 380 votes, and Ali Naseer received 366 votes. Meanwhile, from the Male’ City box, Madheeh got 198 votes and Ali Naseer got 234 votes.

There were 11 rejected votes in the Male’ City box and nine in Kurendho boxes in total.

Hence, Madheeh received an overall 564 votes and Ali Naseer received 614 votes.

Currently, Kurendhoo Council comprises four MDP seats and one PPM seat.

The post of council president was left vacant after the MDP candidate Ibrahim Simau resigned citing personal reasons.