Ex-pres Yameen did not vote in Saturday's election

Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom did not vote in Saturday's parliamentary election, it has been confirmed.

According to multiple sources, the former president had informed officials of his parties that he will not be voting in the election. President Yameen is registered to vote for Macchangolhi North constituency, for which a candidate of his party, PPM also contested. His nephew and former Dhiggaru MP, Faris Maumoon also contested for the seat in addition to former German Ambassador Jameela Ali.

After being held under state custody over money laundering charges, President Yameen was recently released by the High Court. The opposition leader did not take part in any campaign events of his party candidates, although he did address his supporters via telephone.