MNP secures 5000 signatures for party registration

Maldives National Party (MNP) senior officials. | Photo: MNP

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives National Party (MNP) has secured 5000 signatures required and applied for party registration at the Elections Commission (EC) of Maldives.

Once registered, the new political party of MP of Dhangethi Constituency, Mohamed Nazim 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 the PPM/PNV coalition comes second with 9 members.

In their statement, MNP states that the main objective of the party is to foster patriotism among citizens and win the 2023 presidential election as a means to fulfill the citizen’s needs.

MNP aims to increase the members to 10,000 by the end of 2021 and become the strongest political movement in the Maldives.

Maldives National Party (MNP)

On July 15, the Elections Commission gave approval to MP Ahmed Usham of Vilimalé constituency to form a political party in the name of Maldives National Party. The founding members of the party include Mohamed Nazim, Mohamed Nasheed Abdulla (Mostaa), Abdul Muhsin (J4) and Abdulla Riyaz.

There are currently 10 political parties in the Maldives with Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom’s MRM being the latest. MP Nazim’s political party will become the 11th party in the Maldives