President of the Maldives
|President of the
Republic of Maldives
|Term length||Five years per term|
|Inaugural holder||Ibrahim Nasir|
|Formation||11 November 1968|
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List of presidents of the Maldives
|#||President||Took office||Left office||Party||Vice-President||Term|
|Presidents of the First Republic (1953–1954)|
|1||Mohamed Amin Didi
|1 January 1953||2 September 1953||Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party||Ibrahim Muhammad Didi||1|
|—||Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
|2 September 1953||7 March 1954||Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party||vacant||—|
|Sultanate of Maldives (1954–1968)|
|—||Muhammad Fareed Didi
|7 March 1954||11 November 1968||The Royal Family||—||—|
|Presidents of the Second Republic (1968–present)|
|11 November 1968||11 November 1973||Independent||vacant||2|
|11 November 1973||11 November 1978||3|
|3||Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
|11 November 1978||11 November 1983||Independent||vacant||4|
|11 November 1983||11 November 1988||5|
|11 November 1988||11 November 1993||6|
|11 November 1993||11 November 1998||7|
|11 November 1998||11 November 2003||8|
|11 November 2003||11 November 2008||9|
|11 November 2008||7 February 2012||Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP-Itthihaad Coalition)||Mohammed Waheed Hassan Manik||10|
|5||Mohammed Waheed Hassan (Of questionable legitimacy)
|7 February 2012||17 November 2013||Coalition with all political parties excluding MDP.||Mohammed Waheed Deen|
|17 November 2013||Incumbent||Progressive Party of Maldives||Mohamed Jameel Ahmed||11|
|Candidate||Party||Annulled election||Re-run (first round)||Second Round|
|Abdulla Yameen||Progressive Party of Maldives||53,099||25.35||61,278||29.72||111,203||51.39|
|Mohamed Nasheed||Maldivian Democratic Party||95,224||45.45||96,764||46.93||105,181||48.61|
|Qasim Ibrahim||Jumhooree Party||50,422||24.07||48,131||23.35|
|Mohammed Waheed Hassan||Independent||10,750||5.13|
|Source: Government of the Maldives, Government of the Maldives|
Following the original first round on 7 September, the Supreme Court annulled the elections and cancelled the planned second round by a vote of four to three. Voting in favour of the annulment, Judge Ahmed Abdulla Didi referenced a confidential police report that claimed that 5,623 ineligible people had voted in the elections including dead people and others under 18. The rechecking of voters' registry was carried out in the presence of the staff of Elections Commission and the Police Service. India said it hoped that the voting would be complete by 11 November.
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- "Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest". BBC News. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
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- Maldives top court annuls September 7 presidential vote, sets new election Reuters via Yahoo! News, 8 October 2013
- Sandeep Dikshit (12 October 2013). "India hopes Maldives will complete polling by Nov. 11". The Hindu.