Sunday, May 10, 2009

Maldives holds elections

Maldavians went to polls yesterday. Political parties in the Maldives were legalized on June 2, 2005 after a unanimous vote in the Majlis allowed a multi-party system to contest in presidential and parliamentary elections.

On February 10, 2009, the Majlis voted 36–0 with one abstention to pass the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill, Under the law, each administrative atoll's population determines how many electoral constituencies will be created and that two Members of Parliament (MP) should be elected for the five thousand residents registered in the area.

The Elections Commission of the Maldives announced there are 214,405 eligible voters.


1 comment:

FishHawk said...

Maldives Live has been included in this weeks A Sunday Drive. I hope this helps to attract even more new visitors here.