PNC to celebrate victory with fireworks at Artificial Beach

Heena Waleed, the spokesperson for PNC's parliamentary campaign, addresses a rally in Male' City on April 20, 2024. (Sun Photo/Moosa Nadheem)

The main ruling People’s National Congress (PNC) is set to celebrate its landslide victory in this year’s parliamentary elections on Monday night in the Maldivian capital.

According to PNC, the celebrations will kick off at 08:30 pm from the Henveiru Artificial Beach.

The party will set off fireworks at the event to celebrate the success.

Over 200,000 Maldivians voted in the parliamentary elections held on Sunday, in which 326 candidates contested for 93 seats in the next parliamentary assembly, including six news seats.

The ruling party’s candidates ran for 90 seats.

The preliminary results show PNC won 68 seats, which is more than two-thirds of the Parliament, landing the party an easy supermajority.

Meanwhile, the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), suffered a heavy defeat, winning just 10 of the 89 seats it ran for.

Meanwhile, the Maldives Development Alliance (MDA), which is allied with PNC, won two seats, while the Maldives National Party (MNP), another one of the ruling party’s allies, won one.

Jumhoory Party (JP) won one seat, and 11 independent candidates also won seats.

Meanwhile, the Democrats and Adhaalath Party (AP) failed to secure any seats.