April 6, 2019 Confirmed


Republic of Maldives

Election for Majlis (Maldivian People's Council)

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At Stake in this Election:

  • 87 seats in the People’s Majilis (Rayyithunge Majilis) of the Maldives.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH
  • Head of Government: President Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH
  • Assembly: Maldives has a unicameral People's Majilis (Rayyithunge Majilis) with 87 seats.

Electoral System:

  • In the People's Majilis (Rayyithunge Majilis), 87 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms. Each of the 20 administrative atolls and Malé are considered separate administrative divisions and have a minimum of two elected members, with additional members elected if the population of the administrative division is over 5,000 people. One additional seat is given to a division per 5,000 residents in excess of the first 5,000.
  • The two seats for the capital Malé were added before this election.

Main Parties in this Election:

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 451,738 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 264,589

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 194,336 (2019 est.)
  • Is Maldives a signatory to CEDAW: No
  • Has Maldives ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (1 July 1993)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (5.9%)
  • Human Development Index Position: 101 (2018)
  • 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: 59,988 (est.)