President of the Maldives

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President of the
Republic of Maldives
Presidential standard of the Maldives.svg
Official standard
Incumbent
Abdulla Yameen

since 17 November 2013
Term lengthFive years per term
Inaugural holderIbrahim Nasir
Formation11 November 1968
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President of the
Republic of Maldives
Presidential standard of the Maldives.svg
Official standard
Incumbent
Abdulla Yameen

since 17 November 2013
Term lengthFive years per term
Inaugural holderIbrahim Nasir
Formation11 November 1968
Websitepresidencymaldives.gov.mv
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The President of the Maldives is the Head of State and Head of Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Commander-in-Chief of the Maldives National Defence Force.

The current President is Abdulla Yameen, who was elected in 2013 by defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed in a run off.

List of presidents of the Maldives[edit]

Parties

      Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party       The Royal Family Huraa Dynasty       Independent       Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party       Maldivian Democratic Party       Gaumee Itthihaad Party       Progressive Party of Maldives       Jumhooree Party

#PresidentTook officeLeft officePartyVice-PresidentTerm
RomanizedPicture
Presidents of the First Republic (1953–1954)
1Mohamed Amin Didi
(1910–1954)
Mohamed Amin.jpg1 January 19532 September 1953Rayyithunge Muthagaddim PartyIbrahim Muhammad Didi1
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
(Acting)
(?–1980)
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi.png2 September 19537 March 1954Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Partyvacant
Post abolished[1]
Sultanate of Maldives (1954–1968)
Muhammad Fareed Didi
(Sultan)
(1901–1969)
King Fareed.jpg7 March 195411 November 1968The Royal Family
Post restored[2]
Presidents of the Second Republic (1968–present)
2Ibrahim Nasir
(1926–2008)
Ibrahim nasir maldives.jpg11 November 196811 November 1973Independentvacant2
11 November 197311 November 19783
3Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
(1937– )
Maumoon-Abdul-Gayoom.jpg11 November 197811 November 1983Independentvacant4
11 November 198311 November 19885
11 November 198811 November 19936
11 November 199311 November 19987
11 November 199811 November 20038
11 November 200311 November 20089
4Mohamed Nasheed
(1967– )
Maldives President Nasheed.png11 November 20087 February 2012[3]Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP-Itthihaad Coalition)Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik10
5Mohammed Waheed Hassan
(1953– )
VPMaldivesWaheed.jpg7 February 2012[4]17 November 2013Coalition with all political parties excluding MDP.Mohammed Waheed Deen
6Abdulla Yameen
(1959– )
17 November 2013IncumbentProgressive Party of MaldivesMohamed Jameel Ahmed11

Latest election[edit]

Results[edit]

CandidatePartyAnnulled electionRe-run (first round)Second Round
Votes%Votes%Votes%
Abdulla YameenProgressive Party of Maldives53,09925.3561,27829.72111,20351.39
Mohamed NasheedMaldivian Democratic Party95,22445.4596,76446.93105,18148.61
Qasim IbrahimJumhooree Party50,42224.0748,13123.35
Mohammed Waheed HassanIndependent10,7505.13
Invalid/blank votes2,3952,3312,237
Total211,890100208,504100218,621100
Registered voters/turnout239,59388.44239,10587.20239,16591.41
Source: Government of the Maldives, Government of the Maldives

Annullment[edit]

Following the original first round on 7 September, the Supreme Court annulled the elections and cancelled the planned second round by a vote of four to three. Voting in favour of the annulment, Judge Ahmed Abdulla Didi referenced a confidential police report that claimed that 5,623 ineligible people had voted in the elections including dead people and others under 18.[5] The rechecking of voters' registry was carried out in the presence of the staff of Elections Commission and the Police Service.[citation needed] India said it hoped that the voting would be complete by 11 November.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History – Maldives – located, annual, system". Nationsencyclopedia.com. 
  2. ^ "Maldives History". Country-studies.com. 26 July 1965. 
  3. ^ "Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest". BBC News. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Maldives' VP Hassan Takes Oath as President". Time (Male, Maldives). Associated Press. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Maldives top court annuls September 7 presidential vote, sets new election Reuters via Yahoo! News, 8 October 2013
  6. ^ Sandeep Dikshit (12 October 2013). "India hopes Maldives will complete polling by Nov. 11". The Hindu. 

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