Solih, Ibrahim Mohamed

Solih, Ibrahim Mohamed, 1964–, Maldivian political leader, president of the Maldives (2018–). Popularly known as Ibu, he had a successful career as a journalist before he was first elected to parliament in 1994. With Mohamed Nasheed, he was a founding member (2003) of the Maldivian Democratic party and an advocate for multiparty democracy. In 2018 Solih became the opposition's presidential candidate when Nasheed was barred from running, and defeated President Abdullah Yameen.

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