Opposition Candidate Takes Early Lead In Maldives Presidential Election
According to Reuters, opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has taken a 15 percentage point lead over incumbent Abdulla Yameen in the Maldives’ presidential election.
Yameen was expected to cement his grip on power, amid criticism over the fairness of the vote on the islands.
The provisional results counted in 250 out of 472 vote boxes, showed the opposition leading by a margin of 15.4 percent.
The results for the remaining 222 vote boxes, with an estimated 130,000 voters are yet to be released.