Quick access to main page (top) Direct access to main contents Quick access to main page (bottom)

China’s Influence Grows as Maldives’ Voters Show Support

Daniel Kim Views  

President of Maldives, Mohamed Solih, answers questions from the press at a polling station in Maldives on the 21st (local time). ⓒAP/Yonhap News

In the general election held in the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago, the pro-China ruling party, the Maldivian People’s National Congress (PNC), has won a resounding victory.

According to AFP, the Maldives Election Commission announced on the 21st (local time) that the PNC, to which President Mohamed Solih belongs, has secured 66 out of the total 93 seats. With the count still underway in seven constituencies favoring the ruling party, the number of seats for the PNC is expected to increase. The main opposition party, the pro-India Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), managed to secure only 12 seats.

This result further solidifies Solih’s pro-China diplomatic stance. In contrast to his predecessors, Solih, who assumed office in November last year, prioritized China over India for his first inaugural state visit. Subsequently, he requested the withdrawal of Indian military defense forces stationed in the Maldives and finalized a military agreement with China last month. He has also recently signed contracts with Chinese state-owned enterprises for major infrastructure projects.

The election results indicate a favorable perception among Maldivian voters toward Solih’s initiatives. The British media outlet The Guardian framed the election as primarily a contest for influence between India and China in the Maldives, commenting, “Maldivian voters have signaled a preference for China over India. The Maldives is now poised to shift away from India, its traditional ally, and align more closely with China.”

Daniel Kim
content@viewusglobal.com

Comments0

300

Comments0

[WORLD] Latest Stories

  • President Biden's Attempt to Appeal to Black Voters
  • Will Donald Trump's Return as US President Boost Bitcoin Value?
  • U.S. Defense Vulnerability Exposed by Rising Climate Extremes
  • U.S. and Allies Slam ICC's 'Outrageous' Warrant Against Israeli Leaders
  • From Diplomacy to Outrage: How ICC's Recent Decisions Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Middle East Unrest Pushes Investors Towards Gold and Silver

Weekly Best Articles

  • President Biden’s Attempt to Appeal to Black Voters
  • North Korean Golfers Seen Wearing Nike Gear: Contraband or Elite Privilege?
  • Will Donald Trump’s Return as US President Boost Bitcoin Value?
  • U.S. Defense Vulnerability Exposed by Rising Climate Extremes
  • Amal Clooney Advocates for Arrest Warrants in War Crimes Case Involving Israel and Hamas
  • TikTok Video Praising Kim Jong Un Blocked: Sparks National Security Concerns in South Korea
  • Online Shopping Addiction? More Americans Buying During Work
  • U.S. and Allies Slam ICC’s ‘Outrageous’ Warrant Against Israeli Leaders
  • From Diplomacy to Outrage: How ICC’s Recent Decisions Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Kang Daniel to Close His Entertainment Business Following Major Scandals
  • Why Google’s Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion
  • Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

You May Also Like

  • 1
    Why Google's Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion

    BUSINESS 

  • 2
    Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

    BUSINESS 

  • 3
    South Korean Court Orders Parents to Pay Compensation in Place of Their Minor

    ASIA 

  • 4
    Steel Showdown: U.S. Industry Braces for Surge in Chinese Imports

    ASIA 

  • 5
    iPhone 16 Color Update: What's In and What's Out This Season

    LATEST 

Popular Now

  • 1
    Marriage Reboot: Over Half of Married Couples Would Opt Out If Given a Second Chance

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    North Korean Hackers Strike Again

    ASIA 

  • 3
    Target Slashes Prices on Thousands of Items: From Diapers to Dairy!

    BUSINESS 

  • 4
    China Warns: Taiwan's Push for Independence is a 'Dead-End Road'

    ASIA 

  • 5
    Apple Cuts iPhone Prices by Over 20% in China to Boost Sales

    BUSINESS 

Weekly Best Articles

  • President Biden’s Attempt to Appeal to Black Voters
  • North Korean Golfers Seen Wearing Nike Gear: Contraband or Elite Privilege?
  • Will Donald Trump’s Return as US President Boost Bitcoin Value?
  • U.S. Defense Vulnerability Exposed by Rising Climate Extremes
  • Amal Clooney Advocates for Arrest Warrants in War Crimes Case Involving Israel and Hamas
  • TikTok Video Praising Kim Jong Un Blocked: Sparks National Security Concerns in South Korea
  • Online Shopping Addiction? More Americans Buying During Work
  • U.S. and Allies Slam ICC’s ‘Outrageous’ Warrant Against Israeli Leaders
  • From Diplomacy to Outrage: How ICC’s Recent Decisions Complicate U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Kang Daniel to Close His Entertainment Business Following Major Scandals
  • Why Google’s Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion
  • Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

Must-Reads

  • 1
    Why Google's Choosing Finland for Its AI Expansion

    BUSINESS 

  • 2
    Unexpected Friendship: Elon Musk and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol

    BUSINESS 

  • 3
    South Korean Court Orders Parents to Pay Compensation in Place of Their Minor

    ASIA 

  • 4
    Steel Showdown: U.S. Industry Braces for Surge in Chinese Imports

    ASIA 

  • 5
    iPhone 16 Color Update: What's In and What's Out This Season

    LATEST 

Popular Now

  • 1
    Marriage Reboot: Over Half of Married Couples Would Opt Out If Given a Second Chance

    LIFESTYLE 

  • 2
    North Korean Hackers Strike Again

    ASIA 

  • 3
    Target Slashes Prices on Thousands of Items: From Diapers to Dairy!

    BUSINESS 

  • 4
    China Warns: Taiwan's Push for Independence is a 'Dead-End Road'

    ASIA 

  • 5
    Apple Cuts iPhone Prices by Over 20% in China to Boost Sales

    BUSINESS 

Share it on...