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The President of the Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ރައީސުލްޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ) is the head of state and head of government of the Republic of Maldives and the commander-in-chief of the Maldives National Defence Force.

President of the
Republic of Maldives
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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi meeting the President of Maldives, Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in Male, Maldives on November 17, 2018 (cropped).JPG
Incumbent
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

since 17 November 2018
StyleHis Excellency
The Honourable
ResidenceMulee'aage
SeatThe President's Office
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Maldives
Formation1 January 1953
First holderMohamed Amin Didi
DeputyVice President of the Maldives
SalaryMVR 100,000 monthly
WebsitePresidency of the Maldives

The current president is Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, elected in 2018 by a vast majority of 58.4%, defeating former President Abdulla Yameen.

KeyEdit

ListEdit

No. President Tenure Time in office Party Vice President Term
Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait
Presidents of the First Republic (1953–1954)
1 Mohamed Amin Didi
(1910–1954)
  1 January 1953 2 September 1953 244 days Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party Ibrahim Muhammad Didi 1
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
(1902–1981)
Acting President
  2 September 1953 7 March 1954 186 days Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party vacant
Post abolished[1]
Sultanate of the Maldives (1954–1968)
Muhammad Fareed Didi
(1901–1969)
Sultan (King from 1965)
7 March 1954 11 November 1968 14 years,
247 days
The Royal Family
Post restored[2]
Presidents of the Second Republic (1968–present)
2 Ibrahim Nasir
(1926–2008)
  11 November 1968 11 November 1973 10 years Independent Office abolished 2
11 November 1973 11 November 1978 Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi, Ahmad Hilmy Didi, Ibrahim Shihab, Ali Maniku,[3][4][5] Hassan Zareer[6] 3
3 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
(1937–)
  11 November 1978 11 November 1983 30 years Independent
(until 21 Feberary 2005.)
Office abolished 4
11 November 1983 11 November 1988 5
11 November 1988 11 November 1993 6
11 November 1993 11 November 1998 7
11 November 1998 11 November 2003 8
11 November 2003 11 November 2008 Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party 9
4 Mohamed Nasheed
(1967–)
  11 November 2008 7 February 2012[7] 3 years,
87 days
Maldivian Democratic Party Mohammed Waheed Hassan 10
5 Mohammed Waheed Hassan
(1953–)
  7 February 2012[8] 17 November 2013 1 year,
283 days
Gaumee Itthihaad Mohammed Waheed Deen
6 Abdulla Yameen
(1959–)
  17 November 2013 17 November 2018 5 years Progressive Party of Maldives Mohamed Jameel Ahmed 11
Ahmed Adeeb
Abdulla Jihad
7 Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
(1964–)
  17 November 2018 Incumbent 337 days Maldivian Democratic Party Faisal Naseem 12

Latest electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Maldivian Democratic Party 134,616 58.34
Abdulla Yameen Progressive Party of Maldives 96,132 41.66
Invalid/blank votes 3,129
Total 233,877 100
Registered voters/turnout 262,135 89.22
Source: PSM

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History – Maldives – located, annual, system". Nationsencyclopedia.com.
  2. ^ "Maldives History". Country-studies.com. 26 July 1965.
  3. ^ CIACRS. "Chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments" (PDF). www.cia.gov.
  4. ^ http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv/Index.aspx?lid=11&dcid=16119
  5. ^ "vnews - Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi passes away".
  6. ^ "Asia Yearbook". Far Eastern Economic Review. 27 September 1978 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest". BBC News. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Maldives' VP Hassan Takes Oath as President". Time. Male, Maldives. Associated Press. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.