President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih ratified on Thursday the Fourth Amendment Bill to the Presidential Elections Act (Act No. 12/2008). Parliament passed the amendment bill at the 13th sitting of its second session, held on June 19, 2023.

The amendment bill proposes to amend Section 5(d) of the legislation, proposing to extend the presidential candidature filing window from 10 to 14 days. The Act has now been enacted following its ratification and publication in the Government Gazette.