Former Attorney General Dr. Hassan Saeed is elected as the presidential candidate for the 2013 election from the Dhivehi Qaume Party (DQP).
Dr. Saeed was elected as DQP leader and as per party rules and he is now set to contest the presidential elections, Miadhu reported quoting the party Registrar Abdulla Ismail.
Dr. Saeed also contested the 2008 presidential election and he secured the third place.
But in the run-off, he backed MDP candidate Mohamed Nasheed’s bid for presidency.
The party will hold its congress on May 1, which is held once in every four years.
The DQP was registered on 1 January 2009 and it has a membership of 3442.
Amongst other contestants who have announced their candidacy so far, for the 2013 presidential polls are DRP leader Thasmeen Ali and PA Leader Abdullah Yamin.