A petition has been launched calling for a public referendum on the form of government, claiming that fixing the system was one of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s campaign pledges.
The petition, organised by lawyer Mohamed Nishan Ibrahim, urges President Solih to follow through on his promise to reform the government system without delay.
Several legislators, including Central Maafannu MP Ibrahim Rasheed and North Henveyru MP Ibrahim Muiz, have signed the petition.
MP Rasheed indicated during the petition signing ceremony that the petition would be sent to the President’s Office and the People’s Majlis. He went on to say that the petition would gather signatures from the residential islands while also raising awareness of the parliamentary system.
He added that the goal is to collect 100,000 signatures in 100 days.
In 2007, a public referendum on the government system was held, with 62% of the eligible people voting in support of a presidential system.