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.
- Dr. Muizzu is a British-educated civil engineer and currently serves as the mayor of Male, the capital of Maldives.
- His path to the presidency was considered unlikely, given his previous role as the construction minister in the government of his mentor, Abdulla Yameen.
- 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.
- 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