The Parliament has voted to hold the upcoming Parliamentary Elections 10 days after the Holy month of Ramadan.

This comes after the legislative house passed the Amendment brought to the Elections Act. The Amendment was submitted by the MP for Ihavandhoo Constituency Mohamed Shifau.

The Parliament had accepted the Amendment and forwarded it to a five-member select Committee for review and the Amendment was passed by the select committee.

Today, the whole house voted on the Amendment to the Elections Act with 46 voting in favor of the revision and 3 voting against the amendment.

This revision was proposed for Article 43 of the Elections Act. The Amendment stated that even if the act or any other act stipulates otherwise, elections should not be held during Ramadan.

It also said that if the Election date falls within Ramadan, the election must be held 10 days after the Holy Month concludes.