Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) appointed Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Yumna Maumoon and Aminath Nadhira as the interim vice presidents on Tuesday night.
The two women were elected during a sit-down of MRM's interim executive committee.
The daughter of former president and MRM's interim leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Yumna ran for the slot allocated for women in MRM's vice president positions. Nadhira was nominated by a member of the committee.
Nadhira won the position by beating out the other candidate for the post, Hassan Sameeh, by a margin of 25 votes.
Speaking to local media Mihaaru, Nadhira noted that 50 percent of MRM's leadership positions are allocated for women as per the party's charter, where the leaders and their deputies of every party branch must be a man and a woman or vice versa.
Highlighting the importance of working towards gender equality, she stated, "Our aim is to increase the number of women running in the next Local Council Elections".
In addition to the deputy leaders, MRM also appointed Abdul Aleem as the Secretary General.
The new appointees will hold their interim posts until MRM hosts its convention. However, the party is yet to finalise a date.