Sept. 7, 2013 Held


Republic of Maldives

Election for Maldivian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:211,890
Valid Votes:209,495
Invalid Votes:2,395

Vote Share by Candidate:

Mohamed NASHEED95,224


Abdulla YAMEEN53,099


Qasim IBRAHIM50,422


Mohammed WAHEED Hassan Maniku10,750

Election Results Modified: Aug 07, 2013

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Maldives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mohammed WAHEED Hassan Maniku *
  • Head of Government: President Mohammed WAHEED Hasssan Maniku
  • Assembly: Maldives has a unicameral People's Council (Majlis) with 77 seats.

* On February 7, 2012, Maldives President Mohamed NASHEED stepped down amidst political unrest. Vice President Mohamed WAHEED Hassan Maniku assumed the office of President.

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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 393,988 (July 2013 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 239,593 (September 2013)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 195,943 (2013)

·         Is Maldives a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         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: 59,098 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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