President ratifies Presidential Transition Bill

President Mohamed Nasheed ratified the bill on presidential transition yesterday, which details the process of a presidential transition.

The Act states if the President-elect or Vice President-elect require expenses or services, the Director General of Transition should provide them. These services include office space with furniture and equipment, office supplies, staff salaries and a provision of technical experts and their salaries.

The Act also states no funds will be provided for services and facilities in connection with any obligations incurred by the President-elect or Vice President-elect, either before the day of the announcement of election results or after the inauguration.

The bill was originally passed by Parliament on 6 April 2010.