Newly elected local council members will take their oath during the first week after the Eid holidays.
The Maldives held its Local Council Elections last Saturday in which 982 council members and 930 Women's Development Committee members were elected.
The Local Government Authority (LGA) said the tentative date on which the new councilors will take their oath is May 18th. The date will be finalized by the LGA's board later on Thursday.
An official from LGA said different councilors took their oath on different dates following the previous council elections. However, all councilors for the upcoming term will take their oath on the same date , said LGA.