The Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) has said it will never form a coalition with the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), DRP Leader MP Ahmed Thasmeen Ali told local media.
“PPM left because they couldn’t continue with us. So there are no grounds to form a coalition now is there?” another local media outlet reported Thasmeen as staying.
“Hereditary rule, we cannot support that. So we cannot form a coalition with PPM,” Thasmeen said.
Furthermore, the coalition DRP forms will be subject to who they field as a presidential candidate, Thasmeen explained.
Gayoom formed PPM in 2011 after resigning from the DRP, following a dispute with Thasmeen and the party’s ejection of Umar Naseer.