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.