Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail has won the MDP Chairperson Election. Fayyaz won the election after defeating Maafannu North MP Imthiyaz Fahmy by a huge margin.
Two hundred eighty-one ballot boxes were set up for the election held Saturday. Fayyaz won a huge majority in the constituencies where he was believed to have support. While he won over 90 percent of votes from some polling stations, he also faced significant defeat in constituencies where Imthiyaz was more popular.
Fayyaz received more than 28,000 votes while Imthiyaz received 20,000 votes. Fayyaz received 58 percent of the votes, and Imthiyaz, 42 percent.