Nasheed Gains Most Votes in First Round

Nov. 15, 2013, 12:16 p.m.

A re-run of the first round of the Maldivian presidential election was held on November 9, 2013. Former President Mohamed NASHEED of the Maldivian Democratic Party gained the most votes in the re-run election, winning 96,747 votes (46.93 percent). Finishing second in the election was Abdulla YAMEEN of the Progressive Party of Maldives, who won 61,295 votes (29.73 percent) in the election. Qasim IBRAHIM of the Jumhooree Party finished third in the election with 48,131 votes (23.34 percent). As NASHEED did not gain an absolute majority of votes, he will face Abdulla YAMEEN in a run-off on November 16, 2013. The run-off was originally scheduled for November 10, 2013 in an effort to have a president elected before the constitutional deadline of November 11, 2013; however, the Supreme Court suspended the run-off until November 16. In the re-run of the first round of voting 208,504 Maldivians (86.2 percent) cast their ballots.

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