Opposition chief Mohamed Muizzo was elected as the brand new president after defeating the previous president of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Mohammad Muizzo was elected president within the runoff election on Saturday (September 30).Mohammad Muizzo mentioned earlier than the election that if elected president, he would withdraw the small variety of Indian troops stationed within the Maldives and free the Maldives from Indian affect. Since then, his title has grow to be an anti-India chief.
Within the first section of the election on September 9, no single candidate obtained 50 % of the votes, resulting in a runoff.After the counting of 568 ballots within the election, Mohammad Muizzo obtained 53.73 % of the votes. And the present president Ibrahim Solih obtained 46.27 % of votes.
A coalition led by Mohamed Muizzo’s political get together, the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), was beforehand in energy within the Maldives from 2013-2018.
At the moment, Maldives developed a deep relationship with China. The country even joined China’s Street and Belt Initiative on the time and took large loans from Beijing to construct main infrastructure.