EC to recount 18 ballot boxes

The Elections Commission (EC) will be recounting several ballot boxes of Saturday's Local Council Election and Women's Development Committee Elections.

EC on Tuesday said 18 ballot boxes will be recounted from 01:30 pm onwards on Wednesday in order to confirm the preliminary results of the boxes. EC noted that it continued to receive complaints regarding Saturday's vote, but did not provide details.

While EC is preparing to recount several ballot boxes, opposing PPM has noted the high number of invalid votes in this election and has requested EC to recheck the invalid votes. Former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed from main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Parity (MDP) has also requested to recount four ballot boxes.