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“Maldives pres will win Addu over in presidential elections 2018”

President Yameen speaks at PPM ceremony to present membership forms of ruling party's new members. FILE PHOTO/MIHAARU

Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s lawmaker of Hulhudhoo constituency, Mohamed Shahid, declared that President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will sweep the full majority of Addu City in a landslide win in the Presidential Elections 2018.

Speaking to Mihaaru regarding PPM’s defeat in Addu atoll in the recently held Local Council Election, MP Shahid claimed that President Yameen will gain greater support in the future.

Main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) won all seven seats on the Addu City Council in the last Local Council Election. Moreover, the results of the past two local elections as well as the parliamentary election had also been in favour of the opposition.

MP Shahid, who is a member of the special delegation sent to Addu by President Yameen to provide aid for the damages caused by a tornado last week, stated that PPM has learnt lessons and taken morals from the local elections. Thus, he said, it is the target of the ruling party to win the majority of Presidential Elections next year in favor of President Yameen.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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