Dr. Mohammed Muizzu wins the Maldives presidential election

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Dr. Mohammed Muizzu of the opposition PPM PNC alliance won the presidential election in Maldives with more than 53% of the votes.

An Overview of the News

  • Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the ruling MDP received 46% of the vote in the runoff, up from 39% in the first round, but he fell short of the 50% needed to win.

  • The elections saw an improved turnout of 86% in the second round compared to 78% in the first.

About Maldives

  • It is officially called the Republic of Maldives.

  • It is located in the Indian Ocean.

  • It is classified as an archipelagic state.

  • This country is located in South Asia.

  • Geographically, it is located south-west of Sri Lanka and India.

  • Maldives is located about 750 kilometers from the mainland of the Asian continent.

Capital - Male

Currency - Maldivian Rufiyaa

Official language - Dhivehi

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