Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the President of the Maldives and the Maldivian Democratic Party’s (MDP) presidential candidate, met with leaders from the Adhaalath Party (AP) and the Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) to discuss the upcoming presidential election. Both parties agreed to form a coalition with the MDP.
The meeting, which was the first between the new coalition partners, took place on Tuesday evening at the presidential residence, Muleeage. Attendees included AP President and Home Minister Sheikh Imran Abdulla, MDA President Ahmed Siyam Mohammed, MDP Chairman Fayyaz Ismail, and MDP Parliamentary Group Leader Mohamed Aslam. However, no details of the meeting have been revealed.
The Jumhooree Party (JP), currently in the ruling coalition with the MDP, has decided to contest the election separately. Meanwhile, the Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), the other coalition partner, has yet to make a decision regarding the election. MRM officials held talks with President Solih on Sunday, while MRM and JP leaders also held discussions on Monday.
The presidential election is scheduled to take place on September 9, 2023.