The parliament, on Tuesday, passed the motion to appoint Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).
MP Faris was appointed to the commission after former post holder Guraidhoo MP Ahmed Riza was voted out during a no-confidence motion. MP Riza had served in JSC for a period of four years.
The motion was passed with a total of 67 out of 68 votes in favour, with one blank vote.
The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)'s parliamentary group had earlier nominated Gahdhoo MP Ahmed Rasheed to the post. However, the MP has since withdrawn his nomination.
Faris’ name was put forth by Jumhooree Party’s deputy parliamentary group leader Abdulla Riyaz. The nomination was endorsed by Addu-Meedho MP Rozaina Adam.
There are 10 members on the JSC, out of which three are representatives appointed by the parliament. The remaining seven members are the President's representative, the attorney general, chief of the Civil Service Commission, a lawyer, and judges from the three levels of the judiciary.