MTD congratulates President Solih on landslide primary win

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Maldives Third-Way Democrats (MTD) have congratulated President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his landslide victory in Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) presidential primary.  

Former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb’s party, MTD, in a tweet on Saturday night, said they congratulate MDP’s presidential candidate, President Solih.

“Maldivian people have accepted President Solih’s brilliance in establishing peace and unity in the Maldives and overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic,” their message read.

As per the results currently publicized – President Solih won MDP’s presidential primary by a landslide difference.

While over half of the votes have been counted so far – President Solih is leading with 18,810 votes amounting to 63 percent. His opponent candidate, MDP’s leader Mohamed Nasheed only received 11,173 votes which amount to 37 percent.

The primary which took place had 57,255 eligible voters from which approximately 30,000 people cast their votes.

The voting which began at 9:00am, concluded at 5:00pm. Disturbances were reported from multiple polling stations in Male’ area and in atolls.