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Parliamentary elections in the Maldives ended with a turnout of more than 70%.

Parliamentary elections in the Maldives ended with a turnout of more than 70%.

Parliamentary elections in the Maldives ended with a turnout of more than 70%, and vote counting has begun. This was reported by the country’s election commission.

Polling stations closed on time. More than 207 thousand people took part in the voting, according to data half an hour before its end. In total, almost 285 thousand people have the right to vote in the Maldives. Overseas, voting was organized in India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

As observers noted, the elections were held peacefully. The police, in turn, reported the arrest of three people at two stations. One of the detainees in Male showed his ballot. Two others tried to start a fight and disrupt voting at a polling station on Fiori Island in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

In the Maldives, elections to the People’s Majlis (unicameral parliament) were held on Sunday. They were attended by 368 candidates who ran for 93 seats in the legislature. They were nominated by six parties and independent groups. According to analysts, most of the votes will be distributed between three parties – the Maldives Democratic Party, which until now had a majority in parliament, the Progressive Party of the Maldives and the People’s National Congress, from which the country’s new president, Mohamed Muizzu, was elected last fall.