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President of the
Republic of Maldives
Flag of the President of Maldives.svg
Official standard
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in January 2014.jpg
Incumbent
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom

since 17 November 2013
Style His Excellency
The Honourable
Residence Hilaaleege
Seat The President's Office
Term length 5 years
Renewable once
Constituting instrument Constitution of the Maldives
Formation 1 January 1953
First holder Mohamed Amin Didi
Deputy Vice President of the Maldives
Salary MVR 300,000 monthly
Website Presidency of the Maldives

The President of the Maldives (Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ރައީސުލްޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ) is the head of state and government of the Republic of Maldives, and the commander-in-chief of the Maldives National Defence Force.

The current president is Abdulla Yameen, elected in 2013 by a slight majority, defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed. He was defeated in his bid for a second term by a wide margin in the 2018 election by Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who is due to succeed Yameen on 11 November 2018.

Key

Political parties
Other factions

List

No. President Tenure Time in Office Party Vice President Term
Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait
Presidents of the First Republic (1953–1954)
1 Mohamed Amin Didi
(1910–1954)
Mohamed Amin.jpg 1 January 1953 2 September 1953 244 days Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party Ibrahim Muhammad Didi 1
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
(1902–1981)
Acting President
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi.png 2 September 1953 7 March 1954 186 days Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party vacant
Post abolished[1]
Sultanate of the Maldives (1954–1968)
Muhammad Fareed Didi
(1901–1969)
Sultan
7 March 1954 11 November 1968 14 years,

247 days

The Royal Family
Post restored[2]
Presidents of the Second Republic (1968–present)
2 Ibrahim Nasir
(1926–2008)
Ibrahim nasir maldives.jpg 11 November 1968 11 November 1973 10 years Independent Office abolished 2
11 November 1973 11 November 1978 Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi, Ahmad Hilmy Didi, Ibrahim Shihab, Ali Maniku[3][4][5], Hassan Zareer[6] 3
3 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
(1937–)
Maumoon-Abdul-Gayoom.jpg 11 November 1978 11 November 1983 30 years Independent
(until 21 March 2005.)
Office abolished 4
11 November 1983 11 November 1988 5
11 November 1988 11 November 1993 6
11 November 1993 11 November 1998 7
11 November 1998 11 November 2003 8
11 November 2003 11 November 2008 Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party 9
4 Mohamed Nasheed
(1967–)
Maldives President Nasheed.png 11 November 2008 7 February 2012[7] 3 years,

87 days

Maldivian Democratic Party Mohammed Waheed Hassan 10
5 Mohammed Waheed Hassan
(1953–)
VPMaldivesWaheed.jpg 7 February 2012[8] 17 November 2013 1 year,

283 days

Gaumee Itthihaad Mohammed Waheed Deen
6 Abdulla Yameen
(1959–)
Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom in January 2014.jpg 17 November 2013 Incumbent
(Term ends on 11 November 2018)
4 years,

283 days

Progressive Party of Maldives Mohamed Jameel Ahmed 11
Ahmed Adeeb
Abdulla Jihad
7 Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
(1964–)
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih - Maldives (cropped).jpg 11 November 2018 President-elect Maldivian Democratic Party Faisal Naseem 12

Latest election

Results

Candidate Party Votes %
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih Maldivian Democratic Party 134,616 58.34
Abdulla Yameen Progressive Party of Maldives 96,132 41.66
Invalid/blank votes 3,129
Total 233,877 100
Registered voters/turnout 262,135 89.22
Source: PSM

See also

Emblem of Maldives.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
the Maldives

References

  1. ^ "History – Maldives – located, annual, system". Nationsencyclopedia.com.
  2. ^ "Maldives History". Country-studies.com. 26 July 1965.
  3. ^ CIACRS. "Chiefs of state and cabinet members of foreign governments" (PDF). www.cia.gov.
  4. ^ http://www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv/Index.aspx?lid=11&dcid=16119
  5. ^ "vnews - Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi passes away".
  6. ^ "Asia Yearbook". Far Eastern Economic Review. 27 September 1978 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigns amid unrest". BBC News. 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
  8. ^ "Maldives' VP Hassan Takes Oath as President". Time. Male, Maldives. Associated Press. 7 February 2012. Archived from the original on 7 February 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
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