Raimmandhoo and Alifushi by-elections won by MDP, PPM candidates

A by-election for the vacant seat of Raa Atoll council seat for Alifushi over the weekend was won by Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) candidate Ibrahim Maheesh with 883 votes, narrowly defeating opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) candidate Moomina Easafulhu with 827 votes, according to initial results.

Dhivehi Rayithunge Party (DRP) candidate Abdullah Shinan received 274 votes, while Jumhoree Party (JP) candidate Nasif Abdullah received five.

A by-election held for the island council seat of Raimmandhoo in Meemu Atoll was meanwhile won by MDP candidate Mohammed Ramiz, with 75 votes against DRP candidate Fathimath Liusha with 64 votes.