Provincial results of Maldives elections show Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as winner

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The Election Commission of Maldives has announced the provincial results of country’s presidential elections. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, a member of Maldivian Democratic Party and joint candidate of opposition, has won the elections.

A statement released by the Maldives Foreign Ministry said that Solih had received 134,616 votes. According to news agency Reuters, Solih secured a margin of 16.7 per cent votes over incumbent president Abdulla Yameen.

India has welcomed the results of the presidential elections, with the Ministry of External Affairs saying that they reflect “firm commitment to democracy and rule of law”.

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