MDP puts forward 1024 candidates for local council elections

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) will present 1024 candidates for the local council elections in February, the party has announced following a National Assembly meeting at its headquarters yesterday.

The ruling party will field 769 candidates for island councils, 138 for atoll councils, 11 for Male city council and six for Addu city council.

“We are facing difficulties in finalising the ticket in a very few islands,” a party official reportedly told newspaper Haveeru. “That is because of the high number of candidates and some people withdrawing their names.”

The election is scheduled for February 5, 2011.