ElectionGudie

April 6, 2019 Held

215,053
Voted
Maldives

Republic of Maldives

Election for Majlis (Maldivian People's Council)

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:215,053
Valid Votes:210,253
Invalid Votes:4,800

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Maldivian Democratic Party 65 - 96,354

45.80%

Independents 7 - 45,319

21.60%

PPM - PNC 8 - 33,632

16.00%

Jumhooree Party 5 - 23,590

11.20%

Maldives Development Alliance 2 - 6,111

2.90%

Adhaalath Party - - 4,415

2.10%

Maldives Labour and Social Democratic Party 0 314

Maldives Third-Way Democrats 0 293

Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party 0 225

More Info:

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. All 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: 264,442

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.)