The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has announced the commencement of a comprehensive study to understand the reasons behind its losses in the recent presidential and parliamentary elections. The party, which led the previous administration, has established a special committee to conduct the study, through which public opinion will be sought.

Following its defeat in the September 2023 presidential elections and setback in the April 2024 parliamentary elections, the MDP National Council convened on 2 May and decided to solicit feedback from the public regarding the party’s electoral losses.

Interested parties are invited to submit their opinions and feedback via email to, the party said, as it aims to gather diverse perspectives on the reasons behind its electoral defeats.

In the previous presidential election, former President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the MDP lost his reelection bid to current President Mohamed Muizzu of the People’s National Congress (PNC). Additionally, despite holding a supermajority in the outgoing 19th parliament, the MDP suffered a heavy defeat in the parliamentary elections, securing only 12 seats in the 93-member parliament.