Shimaza elected as Male' City WDC President

Adhaalath Party's Mariyam Shimaza has been elected as the President of Male' City's Women's Development Committee (WDC).

WDC's President post became vacant when the former President of the committee, the main0ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)'s Fathimath Shifa, resigned from the post on March 15.

In the vote taken on Tuesday to elect a new president, Shimaza contested against MDP's Rasheedha Rashaad. MDP issued a three-line whip to elect Rasheedha. Rasheedha received six votes, while Shimaza received nine votes. One vote was declared invalid.

Seventeen committee members took part in Tuesday's vote.