Former Attorney General Aishath Bisam has been appointed Home Minister by President Mohamed Waheed, while Dr Amal Ali has been appointed Gender Minister.
Waheed’s earlier appointment of Bisam as Attorney General and Azima Shukoor as Gender Minister were recently narrowly rejected by parliament, which is required to give a majority vote of confidence in each minister appointed to the executive.
After her dismissal as Gender Minister Shukoor was appointed Attorney General, returning to a post she had occupied at the start of Waheed’s administration.
Former Home Minister Dr Mohamed Jameel was dismissed from the cabinet by President Waheed after he joined the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) as running mate to half-brother of former President Gayoom, Abdulla Yameen.
Bisam, Amal and Shukoor will now require majority votes in parliament to remain in their new positions.