ElectionGudie

May 9, 2009 Held

166,105
Voted
Maldives

Republic of Maldives

Election for Majlis (Maldivian People's Council)

Results

77%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:166,105
Valid Votes:166,105
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Maldivian Democratic Party 26 - 51,184

30.81%

Independents 13 - 49,835

30.00%

Maldivian People's Party 28 - 40,886

24.61%

People's Alliance 7 - 8,283

4.99%

Dhivehi Quamee Party 2 - 5,854

3.52%

Justice Party - - 1,487

0.90%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 42 seats in the People's Council (Majlis)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mohamed NASHEED
  • Head of Government: President Mohamed NASHEED
  • Assembly: Maldives has a unicameral People's Council (Majlis) with 50 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), 42 members are elected by plurality vote in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 8 members are appointed by the president to serve 5-year terms.***

*** 2-seat districts. Each voter casts two votes. Two highest vote-getters win seats in each district.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)
    • Leader: Mohamed NASHEED
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Maldivian People's Party / Dhivehi Rahyithunge (DRP)
    • Leader: Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: People's Alliance (PA)
    • Leader: Abdullah YAMEEN
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Justice Party (JP)
    • Leader: Hussain Rasheed AHMED
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Dhivehi Quamee Party (DQP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent(s): Independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 360,000 (2009)
  • Registered Voters: 214,405 (March 2009)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 179,451 (2009)

·         Is Maldives a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Maldives ratified CEDAW: Yes, acession (1 July 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following the 2009 parliamentary elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 104 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Maldives a signatory to CRPD: Yes (2 October 2007)

·         Has Maldives ratified CRPD: Yes (5 April 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 54,300 (est.)