Vot­ing be­gins in pres­i­den­tial poll

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - World - MAL­DIVES

Vot­ing for the Mal­dives pres­i­den­tial elec­tion be­gan early on Sun­day, with thou­sands of peo­ple queued up out­side vot­ing cen­ters across the coun­try, the Elec­tions Com­mis­sion said. Ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cial sta­tis­tics, 262,135 peo­ple are set to cast their votes at 472 bal­lot boxes. Pre­lim­i­nary re­sults were ex­pected to come out by early Mon­day and the fi­nal re­sults are ex­pected to be an­nounced on Sept 30, lo­cal me­dia re­ports said.

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