Added on : 2018-09-24 18:14:35
Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who fought a bitter election campaign against President Abdulla Yameen, has won Sunday’s presidential vote. The Election Commission has officially confirmed the results. Solih got 134616 votes against Yameen's 96132 votes. The total votes cast were 230748. Local media outlets and civil action groups have handed the victory to Solih in the two-horse race. Transparency Maldives, an anti-corruption NGO, said that Solih, as per their quick count results, has won by a “decisive margin.” Media outlets like Avas, Rajje TV, Miharu have given Solih a vote share of around 58 per cent, a significant lead over Yameen’s 41 per cent.