President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said Maldives is currently not ready for a change in governance system amid Speaker Mohamed Nasheed’s motion to hold a public referendum vote on change in the governance system.
In an interview with Raaje TV, President Solih said that he did not support a parliamentary system of governance. The President also added that this is the time to find solutions for more pressing matters in the country and that it is not the time to change the governance system in the country.
He further added that the Maldivian political system is not ready for a parliamentary system of governance and that several obstacles must be overcomed before a system change. Moreover, people of the country must be made aware of what the change in the system would mean and that they must be educated on the system change, then only the public can decide what is best for the country, according to the President.
The President’s comments came after Speaker Nasheed proposed a motion to MDP’s congress to hold a public referendum vote to change the system of governance in the Maldives.