Mohamed Nasheed, Member of Parliament for the Machchangoalhi Medhu constituency and former President, has disclosed that he won’t be running in the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for next year. Sharing insights into his political future, Nasheed conveyed this decision through a message to a WhatsApp group comprising fellow MPs.
In his message, Nasheed stated, “I will not contest in the next election. I have a lot of other work. But I will mostly be in the Maldives.”
Having been elected to the 19th Parliament as part of the formerly ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Nasheed later assumed the role of Speaker with the party’s super-majority. However, amid internal conflicts within the MDP, Nasheed parted ways and established a new political entity named The Democrats. Despite not holding any official leadership position, he remains the party’s most senior leader.
Following the MDP’s loss of power, a no-confidence motion was filed against Nasheed by the party. In response, Nasheed chose to step down as Speaker even before the motion could be put to a vote.