MDP and Adhaalath fined MVR 5000 over fraudulent membership forms

The Elections Commission has fined religious Adhaalath Party and opposition Maldivian Democratic Party MVR5000 (US$324) for submitting fraudulent membership forms.

According to the EC, the two parties had submitted membership forms where one individual had put fingerprints on different forms.

In January, the EC fined the ruling Progressive Party of the Maldives and its ally the Jumhooree Party for submitting membership forms on behalf of deceased people.