Maldives will have a presidential election in last quarter, 2013. There are about 16 political parties registered. Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) and Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) are considered as big parties. In democracy of Maldives, established in 2008, also allows individual candidates to run for presidency. The necessary arrangements are sole responsibility of Elections Commission which is an independent body formed under new democracy.
President of Maldives HE Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik
Former president Nasheed (L), Former President Qayyoom (R)