MALDIVES
Parliamentary Chamber: Majlis

ELECTIONS HELD IN 1989

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Chamber:
  Majlis


Dates of elections / renewal (from/to):

  24 November 1989


Purpose of elections:

  Elections were held for the 40 popularly chosen members of Parliament on the normal expiry of their term of office.


Background and outcome of elections:

  Maldives became a full member of the British Commonwealth in June 1985. The President of the Republic, Mr. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was last re-elected for a five-year term on 23 September 1988. There are no political parties and parliamentary candidates thus run in a individual capacity. The members of the Cabinet are individually responsible to the Majlis.

STATISTICS
Round no 1 (24 November 1989): Elections results  
Number of registered electors 90,084
Voters 61,875 (68.68%)
Blank or invalid ballot papers 4,473
Valid votes 57,402

Distribution of seats according to sex:  
Men: 46
Women: 2

Distribution of seats according to age:  
31-40 years 25
41-50 years 14
51-60 years 9


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