Ec decides to dissolve Former President Maumoon's MRM Party

26 May 2023 | 13:42
Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

The Elections Commission has made a decision to dissolve the Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), a political party led by former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

It has been reported that the party is being dissolved due to its failure to meet the minimum requirement of 3000 members, as stipulated for a political party.

Faris Maumoon, the president of the party, has officially confirmed that the Elections Commission (EC) has made the decision to dissolve the party. In expressing his views on the matter, he characterized the decision as corrupt. Furthermore, the party's leader, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, has strongly criticized the decision, denouncing it as highly corrupt, and has vowed to actively oppose it. 

The party had previously received two notices from the authorities for failing to meet the minimum membership requirement. In 2022, the party managed to meet the requirement after the initial notice. However, the membership count subsequently declined, and a significant number of individuals associated with the government also left the party.

Following the issuance of the notice to recruit additional members, a number of party members decided to leave. The deadline for the second notice was set for last Wednesday.

As per the information available on the Elections Commission website, the total number of members reported as of February is 2,981.