Ilyas Ibrahim

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[Ilyas Ibrahim] (Dhivehi: އިލްޔާސް އިބްރާހިމް ) (born December 18, 1945) is the brother-in-law of the former President of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom. He was a minister in Maumoon's cabinet for a long time and served as the MP for Malé from 1980 to 1995. He also served as the MP for Laamu Atoll from 2003 to 2008.


His sister Nasreena Ibrahim has been the First Lady of the Maldives since 1978. His brother Abbas Ibrahim was the speaker of the Maldivian Parliament, was also a former minister.

In 1993 when Ilyas Ibrahim became Gayoom's only principal rival for the presidency election, he was subsequently tried in absentia for violation of the constitution, found guilty of treason and sentenced to more than 15 years banishment.[1]


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  • "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 14, 2007. Retrieved April 13, 2007. 
  • "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2013.