PPM wins by-elections in Madduvari, Kondey

The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) won by-elections held yesterday for vacant seats on the Meemu Madduvari and Gaaf Alif Kondey island councils.

According to preliminary results from the Elections Commission, PPM candidate Muhthar Mohamed was elected to the Madduvari island council with 201 votes, while the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) candidate received 198 votes.

On the island of Kondey, PPM candidate Abdulla Shihab emerged the victor with 116 votes, followed by the MDP candidate with 73 votes, and an independent candidate with 45 votes.