Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People's National Congress (PNC) coalition have announced that applications are open for the party primaries to select candidates to run for Male' Mayor and three Council member seats.
In addition to the mayoral seat, applications are also open for council member seats for Maafannu South, Henveiru Central and Henveiru South constituencies.
The Mayor's position was vacated when the former mayor, current President Dr Mohamed Muizzu, resigned from that post to assume presidency on November 17. Members of the council resigned in order to take up senior positions in the current administration.
PPM/PNC stated that applications can be sent in from November 30 until next Monday, December 4. The primary is scheduled to be held on December 9.
Members of the party who have joined prior to today, December 1, are eligible to vote in the primaries.