Maldivians in Sri Lanka cast votes at Presidential polls

Hundreds of Maldivians in Sri Lanka cast their votes at the Maldives Presidential elections in Colombo today.

A polling booth was set up at the Maldives Embassy in Colombo where the Maldivians cast their votes.

The battle at the election is between incumbent President Abdulla Yameen and joint opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Most international monitoring agencies including the UN and EU monitors have refused to monitor the elections saying the process ahead of the election was flawed and so they had no faith in the election itself.

The Elections Commission of Maldives however said that 38 delegates from 11 international organizations and a total of 26 media representatives from 14 media institutions monitored the elections.

Among the international election observers were two members of the Sri Lankan elections commission.

The Commission received a total of 37 applications as international monitors from which 11 were rejected due to insufficient documents.

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