Maldives Decides 2013 – select a candidate

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Candidate 1
Gasim Ibrahim

Candidate 2
Dr Mohamed Waheed

Candidate 3
Abdulla Yameen

Candidate 4
Mohamed Nasheed

Final results from November 16 run-off

Abdulla Yameen, Progressive Party of the Maldives: 51.39 percent (111,203)

Mohamed Nasheed, Maldivian Democratic Party: 48.61 percent (105,181)

Total voter turnout was 91.41 percent (218,621).

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Official results from the November 9 revote

MDP: 96,764 (46.93%) +1.48% on Sept 7 (+1535 votes)
PPM: 61,278 (29.72%) +4.38% on Sept 7 (+8196 votes)
JP: 48,131 (23.34%) -0.73% on Sept 7 (-2291 votes)

Total votes cast were 208,504 of which 2331 were deemed void, leaving a total of 206,173 valid votes out of 239,105 eligible voters.

Annulled first round (September 7) results

Gasim Ibrahim – 50,422 (24.07%)

Mohamed Waheed – 10,750 (5.13%)

Abdulla Yameen – 53,099 (25.35%)

Mohamed Nasheed – 95,224 (45.45%)

Invalid votes – 2395 (1.1%)

Valid votes – 209,495

Total votes – 211,890 (88.44% turnout)

See these results by ballot box/island

Read the Supreme Court’s verdict (Dhivehi)

First round coverage

Read Minivan News’ story on the provisional results (Sept 7)

Read Minivan News’ first round election blog (Sept 7)

Read Minivan News’ story interim statement of election observers

Election stats – updated November 8, 2013

  • November 9 is the third attempt at the presidential election, two days before the expiry of the presidential term. A run-off will be held the day after on November 10 if no candidate reaches 50 percent.
  • The number of eligible voters for the November 9 polls is 239,105, while 239,153 are registered for the November 10 run-off.
  • The first round of the election was held on September 7, 2013. To win, a candidate required ’50 percent plus one’ votes
  • As no candidate won the first round, the Elections Commission was to hold a run-off election between the top two candidates, Nasheed and Yameen, on September 28. This was put on hold due to an indefinite injunction from the Supreme Court, in a case submitted by Gasim Ibrahim.
  • The Supreme Court ultimately annulled the first round in a controversial 4:3 decision. The repeat of the first round is scheduled to take place on October 19.
  • The revote on October 19 was obstructed by police, after Yameen and Gasim refused to sign the voter registry.
  • 239,593 people were registered to vote for the September 7 poll, a 15 percent increase (31,000 people) on 2008’s 209,294 eligible voters.
  • 65,745 of these were registered to vote at a location other than their home island, however the Supreme Court on October 10 ordered the re-registration process be repeated.
  • Registration can be easily checked using the EC’s 1414 SMS system (text 1414 in the format ‘VIS [National ID #]’, or by visiting
  • Voter turnout in the 2008 Presidential Election was 85 percent in the first round, and 86 percent in the second round.