MNP officially announced as an opposition party

Maldives National Party’s (MNP) presidential primary on January 14 next year

Former Defense Minister and the leader of Maldives National Party (MNP) Mohamed Nazim. | Photo: Mihaaru

Malé, Maldives – The Maldives National Party (MNP) has officially declared themselves an opposition party.

MNP’s national executive council’s first meeting held last night decided that the MNP will work as an opposition party to hold the government accountable from now onward.

Since the MNP began operating as a political party, it was not known whether it is an opposition party or a supporter of the ruling coalition until now.

The meeting also decided not to support the government’s proposed tax increase and to hold the party’s presidential primary on January 14 next year.

The MNP has already said it will cooperate with the government when needed. However, the party has already said it has no intention of forming a coalition with any party.