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Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed resigns

Malika Shahid
13 November 2023, MVT 16:13
Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed
Malika Shahid
13 November 2023, MVT 16:13

Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has resigned from his post today.

Nasheed resigned from his post today after an extended period during which the parliament could not proceed with the no-confidence motion filed against him. Following his resignation, he occupied his constituency's seat in today's session.

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Parliamentary Group's Ihavandhoo MP Mohamed Shifau sent a message to the media and shared Nasheed's resignation letter, stating that Eva had also resigned along with Nasheed. However, he later clarified that he was yet to receive Eva's resignation letter.

"In my view, continuing in the capacity of Parliament Speaker will only escalate the damage caused by the majority party in the parliament. Therefore, I hereby resign from the post of Speaker." - Nasheed.

In his resignation letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Parliament, Fathimath Niusha, Nasheed said that MDP's actions, specifically moving a no-confidence motion against him twice, are undermining the powers of the parliament. He further said that the powers of MPs have also been curtailed by filing a parliamentary case in the Supreme Court.

In his letter, Nasheed said that he did not believe a remedy could be found for political issues through the court. He said that he regretted that the actions and words of the court did not align with each other.

Details to follow.

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