Maldivian parliamentary election, 2014

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Maldivian parliamentary election, 2014
Maldives
2009 ←
22 March 2014
→ 2019

All 85 seats in the People's Majlis
43 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
  Maumoon-Abdul-Gayoom.jpg Reeko moosa 1.jpg Qasim Ibrahim - Speaker of the Constitutional Assembly 2005-2008.jpg
Leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Reeko Moosa Manik Qasim Ibrahim
Party PPM MDP JP
Leader since 2011 2009 2008
Last election 26 seats, 30.8% 1 seat, 4.2%
Seats won 33 26 15
Seat change New Steady Increase 14
Percentage 38.8% 30.6% 17.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Leader Ahmed Shiyam Mohamad Sheik Imran Abdulla
Party MDA AP
Leader since 2012 2005
Last election 0 seats, 0.9%
Seats won 5 1
Seat change New Increase 1
Percentage 5.9% 1.2%

Speaker of the People's Majlis before election

Abdulla Shahid
MDP

Speaker of People's Majlis

TBD

Parliamentary elections were held in the Maldives on 22 March 2014.[1] The 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.[2] The Majlis was expanded from 77 to 85 seats.

Results[edit]

Group Votes % Seats +/–
Progressive Party of Maldives 51,424 27.72 33 New
Maldivian Democratic Party 75,670 40.78 26 0
Jumhooree Party 25,149 13.55 15 +14
Maldives Development Alliance 7,496 4.04 5 New
Adhaalath Party 4,941 2.65 1 +1
Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party 549 0.30 0 –28
Independents 20,276 10.93 5 –8
Invalid/blank votes 2,011
Total 187,516 100 85 +8
Registered voters/turnout 240,652 77.92
Source: IFES

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