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Notices of No Confidence in Speaker and Vice Speaker of Parliament Sent

The ruling Progressive Congress Coalition has moved a no-confidence motion against the Speaker of Parliament and North Hithadhoo MP Mohamed Aslam, and Vice-Speaker and Hoarafushi MP Ahmed Saleem.
The no-confidence motion against the two was filed over the failure to consult with the parties on the formation of parliamentary committees, and the manner in which they handled the issue of approval of government ministers.
The ruling Congress coalition has moved a no-confidence motion against the Speaker and Vice-Speaker of Parliament, while the opposition MDP is preparing to move a no-confidence motion against the President.
The MDP said it had reached the required number of signatures to move the impeachment motion. Before the motion was moved, the rules of procedure were changed to make it easier to take a no-confidence vote in the president only by a majority of the MDP.
The Attorney General's Office had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a ruling that the amendments were unconstitutional.
The no-confidence motion against the Speaker and Vice-Speaker must be taken up in the next first session of the Parliament after giving 14 days notice.