Ex-MPs who won seats with PNC, making a comeback to the 20th People's Majlis.

Ruling party breaks opposition stronghold in capital to take majority seats

Some MDP insiders said the outcome was not heading in the right direction.

22 April 2024

The ruling People’s National Congress (PNC) has won all but three seats in the capital Male city region.

The government won a large majority in the city which has always been dominated by the main opposition Maldives Democratic Party (MDP).

With the ballot counting coming to a close, emotions run wild as the young PNC takes majority, and majority holder MDP becomes minority.

With a few surprises, the results show that many lawmakers, who had earlier represented PPM in parliament but lost their seats in the last election, are winning this election on the side of PNC.

According to the results so far, the President's Special Advisor and a former Laamu atoll Fonadhoo MP Abdul Raheem Abdullah has won reclaimed his seat after a one term hiatus.

Along with Abdul Raheem, Abdul Latheef Mohamed of Haa Alifu Dhidhdhoo constituency and Ibrahim Shujau from Haa Alifu Baarah constituency and Ibrahim Rifau from Maafannu South constituency also won the seat for their respective constituencies. They are now being congratulated by their supporters.

The results are headed for a large government majority in the entire election. The MDP, which won a large majority in the current parliament, is still leading in very few constituencies.