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Maldives ruling party secures huge win in polls

The ruling Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has won the parliamentary elections by securing the highest win -- 65 seats in the 87-member Parliament -- in the island nation's history, the Elections Commission announced on Friday.  
Apr 13, 2019
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MALE: The ruling Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) has won the parliamentary elections by securing the highest win -- 65 seats in the 87-member Parliament -- in the island nation's history, the Elections Commission announced on Friday.
 
Elections Commission spokesperson Ahmed Akram said it was highest win ever for a single party which now gave the MDP a thumping majority in Parliament.
 
Former President Abdulla Yameen's Progressive Party of Maldives and the People's National Congress together won eight seats while the Jumhooree Party secured five seats.
 
According to the Elections Commission results, 212,079 people out of 264,442 cast their vote in the parliamentary election held last Saturday. Election observers said the poll was conducted peacefully.

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