Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and The Democrats have jointly declared their collaboration as an opposition force. Addressing the media in a press conference yesterday, MDP Chairperson Fayyaz Ismail expressed deep concerns about the actions of the current administration, fearing potential restrictions on rights guaranteed by law if the government secures a majority in the upcoming parliamentary election.
Fayyaz highlighted the gravity of the situation, emphasizing that the two parties have united to form a responsible opposition in the parliament. Their collective goal is to hold the government accountable and enact necessary legislative changes to safeguard the democratic future of the country.
“The worrying state of affairs has compelled us to collaborate as a responsible opposition, aiming to hold the government accountable and bring about essential changes in law for the democratic future of this country,” Fayyaz affirmed.
President of The Democrats, Hassan Latheef, voiced concerns over the increasing number of political appointments in the current administration and criticized its foreign policy, alleging potential harm to Maldivians.
“The biggest concern about this government is that their foreign policy is shaped in a very harmful manner, clashing and aimed to do so with that of a strong power,” Latheef asserted.
Revealing their proactive stance, Latheef announced that the opposition parties have already initiated work to draft amendments to certain laws, signaling a united front against the policies of the current administration.