Sept. 9, 2023 Held


Republic of Maldives

Election for Maldivian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:225,846
Valid Votes:220,651
Invalid Votes:4,835

Vote Share by Candidate:

Mohamed MUIZ101,635


Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH86,161


Ilyas LABEEB15,839

Election Results Modified: Nov 06, 2023

General Information

At Stake in this Election: 

  • The Presidency of the Maldives 

Government Structure:  

  • Chief of State: President Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH (since 17 November 2018) 

  • Head of Government: President Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH (since 17 November 2018) 

  • Assembly: unicameral People’s Assembly (ރައްޔިތުންގެ މަޖިލިސް) with 87 seats 

Electoral System:  

  • The President is directly elected by absolute majority vote in up to two rounds and serves up to two 5-year terms. 

  • In the People’s Assembly, 87 members are directly elected by plurality vote in single-seat constituencies. Members serve 5-year terms. 

Last Election: 

In 2018, Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH (MDP) won the presidency in a single round, earning 58.82% of the vote and defeating Abdulla YAMEEN (PPM). Voter turnout was 89%. 

Key Deadlines: 

  • Voters can request changes to their registered polling location until 5 August 2023. 

Main Candidates in this Election: 

  • Ibrahim Mohamed SOLIH 

  • Maldivian Democratic Party/ ދިވެހިރައްޔިތުންގެ ޑިމޮކްރެޓިކް ޕާޓީ (MDP) 

  • Incumbent 

  • Ilyas LABEEB 

  • The Democrats / ދަ ޑިމޮކްރެޓްސް 

  • Mohamed MUIZ 

  • People’s National Congress / ޕީޕަލްސް ނޭޝަނަލް ކޮންގްރެސް  (PNC) 

  • Mohamed NAZIM 

  • Maldives National Party / މޯލްޑިވްސް ނެޝަނަލް ޕާޓީ އެމް.  (MNP) 

  • Umar NASEER 

  • Independent 

  • Hassan ZAMEEL 

  • Independent 

  • Faris MAUMOON 

  • Independent 

Population and Registered Voters: 

Gender Data:

Disability Data: 

IFES Resources: 

Election Modified: Sep 11, 2023

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