Transparency Maldives stands out with the quality of its reporting at a time when more and more election observation reports are evasive, inconclusive, and heavily massaged by concealed interests.
The Maldives held its presidential election on September 9, 2023. The election was closely watched by India and China, both of whom are vying for influence in the Indian Ocean tourist destination . The incumbent president, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, faced a challenge from opposition candidate Mohamed Muizzu. With nearly all ballots counted, preliminary results showed Muizzu winning 46% of the vote, while Solih had 39% . However, since neither candidate secured more than 50% of the vote, a run-off election is expected to be held on September 30 e.
The Maldives has a presidential system of government. The president is elected directly by the people for a five-year term. The Assembly (Majlis) has 88 members, all of whom are elected directly for a term of five years from 88 single-member constituencies.