President Nasheed has today filed his candidacy papers to contest September’s Presidential election. As mandated by the Election Commission (EC), President Nasheed sought and received clearance from the country’s judicial courts and other state institutions prior to submitting his candidature as the Maldivian Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate.
President Nasheed filed his papers at the EC accompanied by a procession of the Maldivian Democratic Party’s senior leadership and a large number of MDP supporters.
Commenting on today’s events, President Nasheed said, “today we submitted the election forms and begin the task of restoring democracy to our country. It has been a slippery slope but we have come a long way. Despite all the barriers and hurdles that were put in our way, we never gave up. Undoubtedly because of the resilience of the people of the Maldives, we are confident of winning this election in the first round with a handsome majority.”