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Over 1,700 complaints lodged over voters' registry: EC

Shaina Abdulla
21 June 2018, MVT 19:40
Election Commission (EC) all party talks
Shaina Abdulla
21 June 2018, MVT 19:40

Elections Commission (EC) has revealed that the commission received over 1,700 complaints regarding the voters' registry for the upcoming presidential elections, by the announced deadline.

The commission, in a tweet, stated that there were 1,778 complaints lodged across the Maldives regarding the voter’s registry, by the time submissions closed at 10:30 pm on Wednesday.

EC member Ahmed Akram stated that most complaints submitted were over the inclusion of minors and deceased people in the registry.

Akram further added that political parties, including main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), had lodged complaints.

During a press gathering held by MDP, the party's vice chairperson Ali Niyaz revealed that the party had submitted a total of 861 complaints and requested the commission to resolve them.

There were 263,000 eligible voters in the voters' registry publicised by EC for the upcoming election slated for September 24. The commission had assured that the amended list would be publicized within a period of five days after reviewing the complaints.

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