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Foreign Minister urges public to 'uproot remnant's of Yameen's regime'

Shahudha Mohamed
01 April 2019, MVT 16:38
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED / MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
01 April 2019, MVT 16:38

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid urged the Maldivian public to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections, in order to uproot the remains of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom's administration.

According to a tweet publicised by the foreign minister, Maldivians set an example by voting against Yameen in 2018's presidential elections.

However, Minister Shahid stated that the task remained unfinished, adding his view that voters must play their part in "uprooting the remnants of Yameen's regime".

Referring to the opposition as "enemies of progress", Minister Shahid described the parliamentary elections as an opportunity for Maldivians to ensure justice will be served.

Foreign minister Abdulla Shahid's tweet

As elections loom closer, tensions are high between the ruling coalition and opposition parties, as both factions aim to secure super-majority in parliament.

Moreover, party disputes within the ruling coalition have led to heated exchanges between the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Jumhooree Party (JP) with the latter aligning itself with the opposition over, per JP's Vice President, a lack of choice otherwise.

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