No pressure in running the country: President Solih

President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih | Photo: Mohamed Sharuhaan

Male’, Maldives – President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that there wasn’t any pressure in running the administration in the past two years of his presidency.

While speaking on “Fashaairu” program by Raajje TV, President Solih said that he was under more pressure when he was in parliament and compared to that, the presidency was not stressful at all.

He said that even though presidency was not easy, he has not faced any pressure in running his administration and that nothing which he hadn’t anticipated besides Covid-19 has happened during the first two years of his presidency.

President Solih also told that he was under much pressure when he was in the Maldivian Parliament when MDP had only 27 members back in 2008. President Solih pointed out that only one vote was needed to impeach the president at the time and that it was more challenging to pass laws, get approval for political appointees and get majority for passing important decisions in the parliament.

He also stated that he wished to have worked with a majority in parliament as the current Parliament of Maldives and that it was something he always wanted to do.

When asked if he had any plans to run for a second term, President Solih said that it’s the biggest mistake for anyone to plan for a second term and that his plan provide a good service to the people while he was in office.