Maldivian parliamentary election, 2014
Speaker of the People's Majlis before election
Speaker of People's Majlis
Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed,
Parliamentary elections were held in the Maldives on 22 March 2014. The [1 ] Progressive Party of Maldives and its allies won 53 seats.
Background [ edit ]
The elections were held after the controversial
presidential elections in which Abdulla Yameen defeated Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldivian Democratic Party. Following the elections the Supreme Court dismissed the Chairman and Deputy Chairmain of the Election Commission for contempt of court. The MDP protested, but did not boycott the parliamentary elections.
One the day before the elections
Qasim Ibrahim of the Jumhooree Party requested that the Supreme Court to delay the elections due to the Election Commission not having a full complement of members. However, his request was rejected.
Electoral system [ edit ]
The 85 seats in the
People's Majlis were elected in single-member constituencies using the first-past-the-post system. The Majlis was expanded from 77 to 85 seats. [2 ]
Results [ edit ]
References [ edit ]