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Opposition host maiden rally since electoral defeat

Ahmed Aiham
06 July 2019, MVT 15:01
Opposition oalition Progressive Party of Maldives and People's National Congress hosted its first rally since former president Abdula Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded to Incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Ahmed Aiham
06 July 2019, MVT 15:01

The opposition coalition of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People's National Congress (PNC), on late Thursday, hosted its maiden rally since former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded in the 2018 presidential elections.

In attendance at the assembly held at Alimas Carnival were PPM President Yameen, PNC President Abdul Raheem Abdulla, PNC Vice President Ahmed Nihan and other senior members of the opposition.

During the gathering, Yameen claimed he predominately advocated against bargaining state assets, stating that such actions are unacceptable.

Moreover, the former president said that he would "upturn" the plethora of agreements signed by the current administration, should the opposition come into power in the future.

Conveying concerns over matters of the judiciary, Yameen iterated that the judiciary has been "looted" of its powers, referring to the recent ratification of the Presidential Commissions Bill.

Further, he attributed the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)'s super-majority seating of the 19th Parliament as a means to practice a parliamentary system of governance.

Roughly 200 individuals attended the gathering.

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