DRP will increase membership to 40,000, says Thasmeen

The DRP will seek to increase its membership to 40,000 within two months, the party’s president Ahmed Thasmeen Ali told a meeting on the island of Dharavandhoo in Baa Atoll.

The ruling MDP party recently announced it had more members that the opposition DRP and was now the largest party in the country with 30,775 members. The announcement came after a prolonged membership drive particularly in the islands and atolls. DRP is now expected to do the same.

Both parties have said they have membership forms pending with the Elections Commission.