Adhaalath Party to decide on joining PPM tonight

Islamic Minister and spokesperson of Adhaalath Party Sheikh Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed has said that the party council will tonight decide whether to join the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) in the second round of the presidential election, due to be held on September 28.

Local newspapers reported that Shaheem said his party would have a council meeting tonight, make a decision, and have a press conference to announce its final decision.

He said confirmed that the party council members were discussing the matter.

On March 30, the GIP made a coalition agreement with the Adhaalath Party, however the party left the coalition and joined Jumhooree Party (JP) coalition in July.

Yesterday, PPM presidential candidate Abdulla Yameen said that the PPM was in discussion with Adhaalath Party and Gaumee Ittihad Party (GIP) – led by current President Dr Waheed Hassan – as well as the JP.