Elections commission disbursing politcial party funds

Political parties will receive funds disbursed by the Elections Commission (EC) this week, according to local media.

Secretary General of EC Asim Abdul Sattar told Sun Online that the Finance Ministry was facing “difficulties” because of the high number of vouchers received at the beginning of the year, which is why funds had not previously been distributed.

According to EC Member Ali Mohamed Manik, seven political parties have had funds withheld because they have not held any political activities or submitted “up-to-standard” audit reports.

The Maldives presently has 16 registered political parties, however only eight meet the requirements for actively holding political events and having at least 3,000 registered members, states local media.

Party funding:

  • Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP): MVR 3.6 million (US$233,280);
  • Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) MVR 1.98 million (US$128,304);
  • Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) MVR 1.9 million (US$123,120);
  • Jumhooree Party (JP) MVR 1.2 million (US$77,760);
  • Adhaalath Party (AP) MVR 794,000 (US$51,451);
  • Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) MVR 624,000 (US$40,435);
  • Gaumee Itthihad MVR 608,000 (US$39,398);
  • Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) MVR 529,000 (US$34,279); and
  • Maldives National Congress (MNC) MVR 478,000 (US$ 30,974).

4 thoughts on “Elections commission disbursing politcial party funds”

  1. I am verry happy our Erection commsan givin money now. insahllah our MDP will gert more moneyq than all other party even ppppm. then peeolpls president annie will becomes preiesident in Nov 11 2013. then bringn happyiness to maldivs peopllps

  2. Assuming MRF 3000 is a salary for an employ without allowances.. the amount of funds listed above are enough money for about 350 employees for an entire year!

    the parliament and politicians are hogging our finances, better things can be done with the tax money than this nonsense, our hospitals are crap, education is poor, barely any industry in the country outside of tourism, pathetic.. just pathetic All these policians should be ashamed, regardless of who runs the government, they are all corrupt and for the past 34-5 years, All of them, ALL of them were corrupt

  3. These money should not be given to any political party but rather need to spend for the development of the country.

    These political parties and MPs objective is to enact laws to earn more money for themselves.

    Nasheed and Gayoom and Thasmeen and Shaid are the main people who want these money to collect from public money for thier own benefit.

    There is no benefit to the country by giving these money to parties and these money they are using to travel in business class to make holidays


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