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MDP holds its primaries for the parliamentary election

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Summary

- Riffath wins Kaashidhoo
- Jeehaan wins Hinnavaru
- JP leader Qasim accuses MDP of sidelining coalition party
- Shiyan wins Thoddoo
- Former RaajjeTV journalist Wisam wins Gan

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Humaam Ali

18-January-2019 | Friday 14:00

00:07

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Riffath wins Kaashidhoo

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Abdulla Riffath wins Kaashidhoo constituency, beating President Solih's special envoy and former Kaashidhoo MP Abdulla Jabir.


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00:02

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Jeehaan wins Hinnavaru

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Jeehaan Mahmood has taken over President Solih's Hinnavaru seat in the MDP primary election.

Jeehaan with MDP leader Nasheed


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23:33

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JP leader Qasim accuses MDP of sidelining coalition party

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Qasim Ibrahim, the leader of coalition partner Jumhooree Party (JP), has accused ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) of sidelining his party by vying for all seats in parliament and says JP is ready to work together with other parties in April's parliamentary election.

 


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23:22

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Shiyan wins Thoddoo

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Hassan Shiyan wins Thoddoo constituency


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23:07

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Former RaajjeTV journalist Wisam wins Gan

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Former RaajjeTV journalist Mohamed Wisam wins Laamu Gan constituency


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23:02

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MDP Chairperson Hassan Latheef wins West Henveiru

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MDP Chairperson Hassan Latheef wins West Henveiru constituency

 


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22:54

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Hussain Firshan wins Madaveli

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MDP Youth Wing member Hussain Firshan wins Madaveli constituency over six other candidates


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22:52

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Nasheed confirmed winner of Central Mahchangolhi

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Former President and leader of MDP Mohamed Nasheed wins the Central Mahchangolhi constituency.

 


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22:45

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Rozaina wins Meedhoo

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Current MP for Addu City's Meedhoo Rozaina Adam has won her constituency.


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22:44

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Ahmed Easa wins Kendhikulhudhoo

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Ahmed Easa has won Kendhikulhudhoo constituency. He had earlier represented the constituency.


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22:41

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Abdul Ghafoor wins Hanimaadhoo

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North Kulhudhuffushi MP Abdul Ghafoor Moosa, native to Hanimaadhoo, has won the Hanimaadhoo constituency.


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22:35

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MDP Vice Chairperson wins Hulhumale'

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MDP Vice Chairperson Ali Niyaz wins Hulhumale' constituency


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22:28

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Preliminary results of MDP Primary Election

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Following are the winners in the preliminary results

Hanimaadhoo: Abdul Ghafoor Moosa

Thoddoo: Hassan Shiyam

Kendhikulhudhoo: Ahmed Easa


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22:24

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Former President Nasheed in the lead

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Former President and leader of MDP Mohamed Nasheed has a huge lead in his constituency, Central Mahchangolhi.


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20:36

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MDP begins closing polling stations with no queues

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MDP begins closing polling stations with no queues.

A sealed ballot box

 


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19:25

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Voting concludes in Malaysia

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Voting has concluded in Malaysia, which started at 11:30am local time (2:30pm Malaysia time). The preliminary results have been forwarded to MDP's elections committee


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18:42

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Voting to extend to 9:30pm at some polling stations

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MDP states that it will extend voting at some polling stations to 9:30pm. However, stations with no queue will be closed at 8:30pm.


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18:07

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MDP's activities are important, says President

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MDP's democratic activities are important, says President Solih, adding that noone should be barred from running in elections.

President Solih speaks to RaajjeTV journalist Hussain Hassan


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17:55

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President arrives at polling station

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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih arrives at the Imaduddin School polling station to vote in the MDP primary election.

 


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16:20

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Voting at Imaduddin School polling station now underway

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Polling station at Imaduddin School opens after delay


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15:50

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Polling station at Imaduddin School yet to open

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Voters wait in line at the polling station in Imaduddin School


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14:34

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Voting begins in Maldives

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Polling stations in Maldives open up for voting.

MDP members wait in line in at the polling station in Aminiya School


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14:24

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Voting begins in India and Sri Lanka

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MDP members in Sri Lanka and India queue up to vote.


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14:16

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Details of ballot boxes

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14:09

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Voting in Malaysia begins

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Voting in Malaysia began at 11:30am, Maldives time.


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14:06

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Ballot box locations in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

No 17, Boadi Raja Mw (Perakumba Road)
Dehiwala,
(Minister of State for Arts, Culture and Heritage Ahmed Thoriq's residence)

 

Malaysia

No. 35 BU 1/11 Bandar Utama PJ, Selangor.
(Minister at the President’s Office Ali Shiyam’s residence)

 

India

Biverah Hotel and Suites
Pattom Kumarapuram Road
Thiruvananthapuram , Kerala
695011, India
(Next to Maldives Consulate in Trivandrum)


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14:00

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The polling stations will be open from 2:30pm to 8:30pm

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Voting will be from 2:30pm to 8:30pm, Maldives time, for all polling stations except for the one in Malaysia, which will be from 2:30pm to 8:30pm, local time.

279 candidates will be running in the MDP primaries, for which 86,091 members are eligible to vote. A total of 270 ballot boxes will be placed with more than 700 officials at the polling stations.


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