Elections Commission (EC) passed a vote of no-confidence against its chairman, Fuad Thaufeeq. The commission comprises five members, with Fuad included.
During the vote, three out of the remaining four members favored the motion, signaling a lack of confidence in Fuad’s leadership. However, Fuad has not yet responded to the vote and remains unavailable for comment.
This move to oust Fuad comes after three members of the commission, namely Ali Nashaath, Mohamed Asif, and Dr. Mohamed Zahir, made the decision last month to boycott any meetings chaired by him. Their stance seems to be fueled by accusations of bias against Fuad, although he has denied these allegations.
Interestingly, Ali Nashaath’s term is due to expire on Tuesday, and the president had nominated him for a new term. However, the Parliament went into recess before a decision could be made on this matter.
The vote of no-confidence takes place at a crucial time, with the presidential election scheduled for September 9. The commission is now facing internal challenges as it prepares to oversee the upcoming election.