The Elections Commission has approved the formation of a new political party named the National Integration Party.
Mohamed Yaseen of Addu City Hulhudhoo was granted permission to establish the new political party.
He recently had an application to create a party named United Suvadive Party denied by ECM owing to its name being associated with a certain area of the nation.
The Maldives now has 11 political parties registered, the most recent of which is the Maldives National Party. However, only three parties have the requisite membership count to receive funds from the state budget.