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Presidents office opens for EC member applications

Nafaahath Ibrahim
15 July 2018, MVT 09:04
Election Commission President Shareef. PHOTO:MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
15 July 2018, MVT 09:04

The President's Office is accepting applications seeking to be a member of the Election Commission (EC), since Saturday.

The announcement was made in a bid to fill the position vacated by former EC member Mohamed Shakeel,following his resignation to join the Ministry of Economic Development a state minister.

Interested persons must submit their applications before 10 a.m. on July 19

Due to an array of changes recently made to the Elections Commission, many citizens have raised questions regarding the commission's integrity.

The opposition also stated a claim that EC had become an office solely serving the ruling party Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

The Commision denied any and all allegations, declaring that the upcoming Presidential Election will be the 'freest and fairest' election held in Maldives thus far.