India congratulated Maldives’ Opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih after provisional results released by the Election Commission showed that the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) leader won the presidential elections by 38,484 votes.
In the presidential elections held on 23 September 2018 in the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohammed Solih Maldives of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has won. Ibrahim Mohammed Solih defeated current President Abdullah Yameen in the presidential election.
According to the information released by the Election Commission of Maldives, Ibrahim Solih got 58.3% of the votes. Ibrahim Solih is considered to be inclined towards India while Abdullah Yameen was a Chinese supporter.
The 54-year-old Solih, who won the presidential election, got 1,33,808 votes out of 2,62,000 thousand votes, while Yameen got 95,526 votes.
88% voting was registered in the presidential election. In this election, no other candidate was formed except for both, because many of them were in jail or some had to leave the country.
The emergency was enforced in February 2018 and the constitution was suspended.
Soldiers were sent to stop the MPs trying to impeach Yemen against Yameen and many senior judges and key opposition leaders were jailed.
For all these reasons Ibrahim Solihay received the support of the public and the opposition.