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MDP to hold special congress

Rae Munavvar
01 June 2018, MVT 19:49
Rae Munavvar
01 June 2018, MVT 19:49

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has notified party members that the party's special congress will take place on the 29th and 30th of June.

In the notice issued on Thursday, MDP stated that, during the party's 163rd meeting, in accordance with clause 24 and 48 of the general regulations, it was decided that a special congress shall be convened on the 29th and 30th of June.

The objective of a party's national congress is primarily to hold discussions between party members, as well as to agree upon a party mandate for the next five years.

However, MDP is yet to declare an agenda for its special congress. The party has also not confirmed a venue for the meeting.

The meeting was attended by 32 from a total of 115 officials, the qourum for a national congress being 29 members.

Hence, the notice also goes on to request the presence of all of the members of its national congress.

Although MDP's special congress is scheduled to be held nearly a month later, the party already held its presidential primary last Wednesday. The sole candidate in MDP's primary, former President Mohamed Nasheed, won with 43,922 votes in favour, despite court orders to cease the voting.