NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen conceded defeat to opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday in a presidential election.
“Maldivian people have decided what they want. I have accepted the results from yesterday. Earlier today, I met with Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who the Maldivian electorate has chosen to be their next president. I have congratulated him,” Yameen said in a televised press conference.
The country’s Elections Commission said Solih won by a margin of 16.7 percent in Sunday’s vote.
Reporting by Alasdair Pal; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani