MDP wins Kela after election repoll

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has won four of the five seats of Kela Island Council while the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) has secured Kela’s two seats on the Haa Alif Atoll Council, after the Elections Commission repeated the election process.

The re-poll was ordered by the High Court which ruled that the original vote on February 5 was invalid, with public anger erupting after election officials turned away those who turned up to vote after the deadline.

Successful MDP candidates for Kela included Ali Shareef, Abdulla Zubair, Haulath Mahira and Hassan Mamdooh while Adam Asad was elected on a DRP ticket.