President of the Maldives

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

President of the
Republic of Maldives
Dhivehi: ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ރައީސުލްޖުމްހޫރިއްޔާ
Incumbent
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

since 17 November 2018
StyleHis Excellency
The Honourable
ResidenceMulee'aage
SeatThe President's Office
Term length5 years
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Maldives
Formation1 January 1953 (1953-01-01)
First holderMohamed Amin Didi
Final holderYaameen Abdul Gayyoom
DeputyFaisal Naseem
SalaryMVR 100,000 monthly[1]
Websitewww.presidencymaldives.gov.mv

The current president is Ibrahim Mohamed Solih elected in 2018 by a majority of 58.4%, taking the government from Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Key

Political parties
  •   Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party
  •   Maldivian Democratic Party
  •   Gaumee Itthihaad
  •   Progressive Party of Maldives
  •   Jumhooree Party

List of officeholders

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Party Vice President
Took office Left office Time in office
Presidents of the First Republic (1953–1954)
1 Mohamed Amin Didi
(1910–1954)
1952 1 January 1953 2 September 1953 244 days Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
Ibrahim Muhammad Didi
(1902–1981)
2 September 1953 7 March 1954 186 days Rayyithunge Muthagaddim Party Vacant
Sultanate of the Maldives (1954–1968)
Muhammad Fareed Didi
(1901–1969)
Sultan (King from 1965)
7 March 1954 11 November 1968 14 years, 249 days The Royal Family
Presidents of the Second Republic (1968–present)
Post restored
2 Ibrahim Nasir
(1926–2008)
1968 11 November 1968 11 November 1973 10 years Independent Office abolished
1973 11 November 1973 11 November 1978 Abdul Sattar Moosa Didi
Ahmad Hilmy Didi
Ibrahim Shihab
Ali Maniku
3 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
(1937–)
1978 11 November 1978 11 November 1983 30 years Independent
(until 21 February 2005)
Office abolished
1983 11 November 1983 11 November 1988
1988 11 November 1988 11 November 1993
1993 11 November 1993 11 November 1998
1998 11 November 1998 11 November 2003
2003 11 November 2003 11 November 2008 Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party
4 Mohamed Nasheed
(1967–)
2008 11 November 2008 7 February 2012 3 years, 88 days Maldivian Democratic Party Mohammed Waheed Hassan
5 Mohammed Waheed Hassan
(1953–)
7 February 2012 17 November 2013 1 year, 283 days Gaumee Itthihaad Mohammed Waheed Deen
6 Abdulla Yameen
(1959–)
2013 17 November 2013 17 November 2018 5 years Progressive Party of Maldives Mohamed Jameel Ahmed
Ahmed Adeeb
Abdulla Jihad
7 Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
(1964–)
2018 17 November 2018 Incumbent 2 years, 259 days Maldivian Democratic Party Faisal Naseem

Latest election

Results

Candidate Party Votes %
Ibrahim Mohamed SolihMaldivian Democratic Party134,61658.34
Abdulla YameenProgressive Party of Maldives96,13241.66
Invalid/blank votes3,129
Total233,877100
Registered voters/turnout262,13589.22
Source: PSM

See also

  • Politics of the Maldives
  • History of the Maldives
  • List of sultans of the Maldives
  • List of head of state of the Maldives
  • Prime Minister of the Maldives
  • Vice President of the Maldives
  • First Lady of the Maldives

References

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