Maldives: President Mohamed Muizzu’s ruling PNC win majority in Parliamentary Election

The People’s National Congress (PNC) won a landslide victory in the parliamentary elections held in Maldives on April 21, 2024, securing over 66 seats.

  1. This victory solidifies the PNC’s position in the nation’s political landscape, following the pattern of ruling party success in parliamentary elections since 2013.
  2. The elections were seen as a crucial test for President Muizzu’s party, amidst scrutiny over corruption allegations and policy decisions, as well as challenges from breakaway factions.
  3. The main opposition, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), returned with at least 11 seats, and its chairman, Fayyaz Ismail, expressed commitment to working with the government as a responsible opposition.
  4. Parliamentary elections are important in Maldives as the People’s Majlis ratifies government proposals and bills, ensuring smooth administration and protecting the presidential tenure.

Q: Which party secured a landslide win in the parliamentary elections held in Maldives on April 21, 2024?

a) Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)
b) People’s National Congress (PNC)
c) Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)
d) Maldives Reform Movement (MRM)

Ans : b) People’s National Congress (PNC)

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