Pres Solih will win election with 51.2 percent: Imran

Home Minister and Adhaalath Party Leader Imran Abdulla has said President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will be re-elected for a second term in the upcoming presidential election.

The Adhaalath party is part of the current ruling coalition. The party has accepted President Solih's invitation to form an alliance with the main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) for the upcoming election, along with Maldives Development Alliance (MDA).

In a tweet posted on Wednesday, President Solih said that he had made several calculations and came to the conclusion that President Solih would receive 51.2 percent of votes in the September presidential election if the MDP-AP-MDA coalition worked hard for the election.

Imran's prediction for the election's outcome comes while one of the current coalition partners, Jumhooree Party, has announced that it would field its own candidate and lead its own coalition in the upcoming election.

In addition to President Solih and a JP candidate, Maldives National Party (MNP) will contest the presidential election with the party's President, Mohamed Nazim as its candidate. Former Home Minister Umar Naseer and former Attorney General Dr. Mohamed Munavvar have also announced their intent to contest the election. While the opposing Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) has awarded its presidential ticket to their leader, former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom, he cannot contest the election as he is currently serving an 11-year prison sentence on a money-laundering and bribery conviction.