Bar Council confirmed on Sunday the election of Nooruban Fahumy to the recent opening at its executive committee, for the seat made vacant following the appointment of former member Aishath Shujoon to the Supreme Court bench and her subsequent resignation.
Nooruban is also sister to the well-known politician Alhan Fahmy, the former MP for Addu Atoll's Feydhoo constituency.
Her most recent roles include positions such as being private sector representative on the Pension Board during the administration of the former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
She won the ballot with a majority of 101 votes cast in her favour while opponent Abdul Salam Arif earned 97 votes. Whereas a total of 202 lawyers partook in the voting, four votes were recorded as invalid.
The Bar Council is comprised of six executive members, in addition to the President and Vice President and the Attorney General.