Former President Mohamed Nasheed says the opposition alliance’s presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih gets 71 percent votes from all over the country.
Nasheed said this after the opposition parties, at a press conference held at Salt Café on Wednesday, announced that 17,000 of the re-registration forms, out of the 24,000 submitted according to the Elections Commission (EC), were submitted by the opposition parties.
Nasheed said that the support people have for Solih is very clear and that he would get 71 percent of the people’s vote.
EC opened the re-registration opportunity for those voting at polls different from their registered islands, from July 17 to August 11.
While the opposition on Wednesday stated that the government is attempting to manipulate the re-registration process, they accused EC of working in favor of a specific candidate. Noting that EC’s current President Ahmed Shareef used to be a head of President Abdulla Yameen’s campaign events, the opposition stated that the upcoming election would neither be free nor fair.
This year’s presidential elections is slated for September 23.