Adhaalath Party opens submission for local council election

Religiously conservative Adhaalath Party has opened submission for candidates who wish to contest in the upcoming local council election on a party ticket.

The ruling coalition partner said those interested in contesting in the local council election and for the women development committee can submit their applications from January 6 to 26. The party opened submission to contest for all seats in the election.

The application form will be available from the party office located at the third floor of H. Fulidhooge, and can be downloaded from their website, said AP. The completed applications can be emailed to the party before 3:00 pm of January 26.

A total of 980 councillors will be elected in the upcoming local council election slated for April 4. While 372 seats have been reserved for women under recent amendments to the Decentralization Act, this is the first time such a large number of councillors will be elected. The term of councils have been extended to five years.