MDP announces candidates for local council by-elections

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has announced its candidates for the upcoming by-elections to replace the vacant Council seats of Hanyameedhoo (Alif Dhaal Atoll), Mathiveri (Alif Alif Atoll) and Omadhoo (Thaa Atoll).

The candidates include Ahmed Firaq (Hanyameedhoo), Ali Risham (Mathiveri) and Hassan Mohamed Didi (Omadhoo).

The by-elections for Hanyameedhoo and Mathiveri are scheduled for June 23, and Omadhoo for the June 30.

The Mathiveri by-election was called after the incumbent councillor left the Dhivehi Rayithunge Party (DRP), while the Omadhoo councillor resigned following February’s political upheaval. The Hanyameedhoo councillor resigned due to illness.