First Lady of the Maldives
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Incumbent
Fazna Ahmed

since November 17, 2018
Inaugural holderNaseema Mohamed
FormationNovember 11, 1968

First Lady of the Maldives is the title attributed to the wife of the president of the Maldives. The title of First Lady is utilized by the government and official publications.[1][2][3] The country's current first lady is Fazna Ahmed, wife of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who had held the position since November 17, 2018. There has been no first gentleman of the Maldives to date.

The Maldives was a sultanate from 1965 until 1968. The Second Republic of the Maldives was established in 1968 with the President as head of state. The position of First Lady was established in 1968 with the establishment of the post-independence presidency.

First ladies of the Maldives

No. Name Portrait Term Began Term Ended President of the Maldives Notes
1 Naseema Mohamed
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November 11, 1968 November 11, 1978 Ibrahim Nasir Naseema Mohamed was the country's inaugural first lady following the establishment of the Second Republic. She was the third wife of President Ibrahim Nasir.
2 Nasreena Ibrahim
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November 11, 1978 November 11, 2008 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom The longest tenured first lady in the country's history.
3 Laila Ali Abdulla
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November 11, 2008 February 7, 2012 Mohamed Nasheed
4 Ilham Hussain
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February 7, 2012 November 17, 2013 Mohammed Waheed Hassan
5 Fathimath Ibrahim
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November 17, 2013 November 17, 2018 Abdulla Yameen
6 Fazna Ahmed
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November 17, 2018 Present (Term ends on 17 November 2023) Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

References

  1. ^ "President and First Lady of China host official banquet in honour of President and First Lady of Maldives". Office of the President of the Maldives. 2017-12-07. Archived from the original on 2017-12-16. Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  2. ^ "South Korean Ambassador's Spouse Calls on the First Lady". Office of the President of the Maldives. Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in the United Kingdom. 2013-12-17. Archived from the original on 2017-12-16. Retrieved 2017-12-16.
  3. ^ "The President and First Lady to make a State Visit to China". Office of the President of the Maldives. Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in India. 2017-12-04. Archived from the original on 2017-12-16. Retrieved 2017-12-16.