Gasim undecided on coalition with DRP

MP Gasim Ibrahim, leader of the Jumhooree Party (JP), is reportedly undecided over signing a coalition agreement with the main opposition Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP).

The DRP council – not including members of the breakaway Z-DRP faction – unanimously approved entering into a formal coalition with the JP at a meeting last night.

The former presidential candidate told Sun Online that the JP was “not a promiscuous woman” to form a coalition with DRP for the sole reason of resolving the ongoing dispute over control of committees.

He added that the party should consider which faction of the splintered DRP to ally itself with.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Z-DRP MP Ahmed Mahlouf said that the ‘Gayoom faction’ would support Gasim as the leader of the joint opposition coalition instead of DRP Leader Ahmed Thasmeen Ali.