The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has made a significant announcement, revealing its decision to launch a fresh no-confidence motion against the current Speaker of the Parliament, Mohamed Nasheed.
MDP has confirmed that it has successfully garnered the required number of signatures to set in motion the no-confidence motion aimed at Speaker Nasheed. In the Maldivian parliamentary system, the removal of the Speaker or Deputy Speaker mandates a majority vote from members of the parliament. To elaborate, in the case of all 87 members being present, at least one-fourth of the members must cast their votes in favor of the no-confidence motion for it to be passed. As a result, the party has formally submitted the motion, endorsed by 22 out of the 87 parliamentarians.
It is worth noting that this isn’t the first time MDP has tabled a no-confidence motion against Speaker Nasheed. A previous motion was put forward but later withdrawn when it failed to secure inclusion on the parliamentary agenda. This coincided with the submission of a no-confidence motion against Deputy Speaker Eva Abdulla.