MDP Primary: Party to recount ballots from two constituencies

Main ruling party, Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has made the decision to recount the ballots of two constituencies from their nation-wide parliamentary primaries.

The party made the decision after considering the complaints received by the party regarding the primary.

In a statement released on Sunday, the party revealed eight complaints were submitted, after considering which the party's committee on the primary made the decision to recount the ballots from two constituencies. The party will also be looking further into the complaints received regarding a third constituency. There is no reason to doubt the results of the rest of the constituencies regarding which complaints had been filed, decided the committee.

The ballots of Holhudhoo constituency and Thinadhoo South constitueny will be recounted, while the votes of Fonadhoo South constituency will investigated further due to a difference of 24 votes, most likely due to reregistration errors.

The recounts for the two constituencies were triggered as the difference margin between the top two contestants were very small and therefore, a recount could alter the outcome of the vote.