EC gives approval for Maldives National Party

MP Colonel Retired Mohamed Nazim | Photo: File

Malé, Maldives – Elections Commission (EC) has given approval for Maldives National Party today.

The EC announced in a tweet today that the commission has given approval to MP Ahmed Usham of Vilimalé constituency to form a political party.

Following this, MP Usham said that together with parliamentarians Colonel (Rtd) Mohamed Nazim, Mohamed Nasheed Abdulla (Mostaa), Abdul Muhsin (J4) and Abdulla Riyaz, the party registeration process will continue at the earliest.

The party applied with 3,000 signatures to form a political party as required and is set to become the party with the 3rd highest majority in the parliament. The supermajority of the parliament is MDP with 65 members and PPM/PNV coalition comes second with 9 members.

There are currently 10 political parties in Maldives with Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom’s MRM being the latest. MP Nazim’s political party will become the 11th party in Maldives. Additional information regarding the party is expected to be revealed this month.