MALE, Maldives – The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has submitted, for the second time, a no-confidence motion against the Speaker of the Parliament, President Nasheed. A previous attempt saw a similar motion, but it was subsequently withdrawn by the MDP.
The decision to reintroduce the motion was finalized yesterday, and by the end of the night, 48 parliament members from MDP had signed the motion, submitting it formally to the parliament.
This move is intriguing considering President Nasheed's history with MDP. Once the party's president, Nasheed later disassociated himself and now leads The Democrats.
In response to the latest motion, President Nasheed remarked that the MDP is keen on removing him from his position because he is advocating for an investigation into the alleged corruption of the current administration.
The MDP has faced significant internal challenges recently, especially after their loss in the presidential elections on 30th September 2023. With the president-elect, Dr. Muizzu, preparing for his oath of office, the MDP is in the process of reorganizing itself to function as an opposition party.
It remains to be seen how this new motion will play out in the parliament and whether the MDP will be successful in their bid this time around.