Male: Maldives Elections Commissioner Fuad Thoufeek has said the final results of the presidential run-off will be announced Sunday, a media report said.

Thoufeek, however, said the preliminary results of the run-off will be announced before midnight Saturday, reported.

The much delayed run-off started Saturday morning.

Voting began at 7.30 a.m. and will continue till 4 p.m. Counting will start 30 minutes after the polls close.

Voters lined up outside polling stations as the country staged the second round of the election to choose a new president amid a constitutional crisis.

The Elections Commissioner urged the people to be patient.

Voting across the Maldives has been smooth so far, the report quoted police as saying.

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