President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has reassumed authority after briefly transferring power to Vice President Faisal Naseem while under anesthetic for a medical procedure.
At 6AM on Friday, President Solih temporarily transferred power to Vice President Faisal Naseem before undergoing medical treatment. He then reassumed his presidential duties at 9:30AM, in accordance with Article 123 (a) of the Constitution, after notifying the Speaker of the Parliament in writing.
President Solih traveled to Singapore on Wednesday to seek treatment for thyroid complications.
President Solih said he is recuperating well and in good spirits. He thanked everyone for their well wishes and prayers.