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Maldives

Republic of Maldives

393,988 10

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

240,652 93.25%

Registered Voters (as of March 22, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
President President Head of Government
People's Council Majlis Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Abdulla YAMEEN
  • Head of Government: President Abdulla YAMEEN
  • Assembly: Maldives has a unicameral People's Council (Majlis) with 77 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the People's Council (Majlis) 77 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** In February 2009, the number of seats increased from 50 to 77.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2003-10-17 114,849 148,271 77.46%
People's Council 2005-01-22 225,250 156,267 144.14%
President 2008-10-08 177,802 208,252 85.38%
President 2008-10-29 181,204 209,294 86.58%
People's Council 2009-05-09 166,105 214,405 77.47%
President 2013-09-07 211,890 239,593 88.44%
President 2013-10-19 - - -
President 2013-11-09 208,504 239,105 -
President 2013-11-16 218,619 239,165 -
People's Council 2014-03-22 187,547 240,652 -

Voter Turnout