Sept. 23, 2018 Held


Republic of Maldives

Election for Maldivian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:233,877
Valid Votes:230,757
Invalid Votes:3,132

Vote Share by Candidate:

Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH134,616


Abdulla YAMEEN96,132

Election Results Modified: Aug 16, 2023

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Maldives

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 85 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH

Abdulla YAMEEN

* The Maldivian Democratic Party is leading an opposition bloc comprised of the MDP, the Jumhoree Party, the Adalath Party, and a splinter faction of the Progressive Party of Maldives.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 383,684 (December 2017)
  • Registered Voters: 239,165 (November 2013)

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 178,236 (2017)
  • 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)
  • 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: Aug 16, 2023

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