Former MDP leader shaping new political party

The former Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) president, Dr Mohamed Munawwar, appears set to helm a new political party within the Maldives after submitting 3258 names to the Elections Commission for registration, Miadhu has reported.

Under the name of the Maldives Reform Movement, Dr Munawwar has claimed the new party is expected to be represented by young Maldivians, adding that no “famous” political figures have yet to join with him.

Elections Commissioner Fuad Thaufeeq has said that time would be needed to process and verify the 3258 names it had been presented, Maidhu added. Under Commission regulations, a party must have 3000 available members to be considered for official registration