Parliament

Parliamentary Election: Only 4 women elected among 87 candidates

Preliminary results of the Parliamentary Election 2019 has revealed that only four women were able to get elected to the parliament among all 87 constituencies.

This is a lower female representation compared to the previous parliament which had five female members.

The women who were elected this time are; North Galolhu MP, Eva Abdulla, Meedhoo MP, Rozaina Adam, Thulhaadhoo Candidate, Hisaan Hussain and Hinnavaru Candidate Jeehaan Mahmoodh.

While this year’s election saw the addition of two new constituencies, a total of 35 females contested at the election.

Previous female MPs include: North Galolhu MP, Eva Abdulla, Meedhoo MP, Rozaina Adam, present Defense Minister Mariya Didi, Former Makunudhoo MP Anara Naeem and former Mid-Maafannu MP, Asma Rasheed. Only Eva and Rozeyna were able to successfully get re elected.

All elected female candidates are from MDP, who has won a historic majority at the election.