On September 9, 2023, the first round of presidential elections was held in the Maldives. The second round of elections will be held on September 30. The results as follows:
Mohamed Muizzu: People's National Congress (Maldives), 101,653 votes 46,06%
Imbrahim Mohamed Solih: Maldivian Democratic Party, 86,161 votes 39,05%
Ilyas Labeeb: The Democrats Party, 15,839 votes 7.18%
Umar Naseer: Independent Party 6,343 votes 2.87%
Qasim Ibrahim: Jumhooree Party Party 5,460 votes 2.47%
Ahmed Faris Maumoon: Independent 2,979 votes 1.35%
Mohamed Nazim: Maldives National Party votes 1,907 votes 0.86%
Hassan Zameel: Independent 327 votes 0.15%
Total 220,651 votes
About the electoral system
The election of the president of the Maldives takes place in two rounds with a simple majority. The candidate who secures 50% in the first round of the elections is elected president, if this is not achieved, a second round is held with the two candidates who hold the highest percentages.
Maldives election goes to run-off, with pro-China opposition leading, September 9, AlJazeera.
Second round likely in Maldives presidential race; challenger leads, September 9, Reuters
Maldives presidential election heading for 2nd round after no clear winner emerges, September 10, APNews