The Elections Commission has accepted the candidacy of Ibrahim "Ibu" Mohamed Solih and his running mate Faisal Naseem for the Presidential Elections 2018.
The Elections Commission revealed that the official letter of approval has been handed over to Ibu, the first candidate to submit the application.
Both Maldivian Democratic Party's presidential candidate Ibu and Jumhooree Party's running mate Faisal, were escorted by members of the opposition coalition to submit the form on Thursday.
The Commission is required to make a statement on the candidate's eligibility within 48 hours of application.
While the deadline to file for presidential candidacy would remain open till August 10, EC reports having thus far issued seven applications.