The Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has decided to back Maafannu Central Councillor Ahmed Nareesh as Deputy Mayor of Male' City Council. The decision was made after taking a vote among PPM council members on Sunday.
13 councilors of Male' City Council are from PPM, and Mayor Dr. Mohamed Muizzu is also from PPM. During the vote taken on Sunday, five councilors voted to back Nareesh while Hulhumale' Councillor Ibrahim Sujau and Villimale' Councillor Nahula Ali, both also vying for the post, received four votes each.
Deputy Mayors are elected through a secret ballot among City Council members. The vote is scheduled to take place on June 21, Monday. Deputy Mayors receive MVR 35,000 per month as salary and remuneration.