Dr. Mohamed Muizzu elected President of Maldives

Dr. Mohamed Muizzu was elected as the President of Maldives on October 1, 2023. He secured victory in the presidential election with 54% of the votes, defeating the incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

  1. Dr. Muizzu is a British-educated civil engineer and currently serves as the mayor of Male, the capital of Maldives.
  2. His path to the presidency was considered unlikely, given his previous role as the construction minister in the government of his mentor, Abdulla Yameen.
  3. Dr. Muizzu is perceived as being sympathetic to China’s interests in Maldives, while having a less favorable disposition towards India, which is Maldives’ significant neighbor and traditional security and economic partner.
  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended congratulations to Dr. Mohamed Muizzu on his election as President of Maldives and conveyed greetings to him.

Q.: Who was elected as the President of Maldives on October 1, 2023?

a) Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
b) Dr. Mohamed Muizzu
c) Abdulla Yameen
d) Arif Alvi

Ans : b) Dr. Mohamed Muizzu

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