Vice President of the Elections Commission of the Maldives Mr.Amjadh Musthafa have stated that two new parties have requested the EC’s permission to register.
According to the EC, Mr.Mohammed Ismail, M.Kelam requested to form Karisma Party Maldives. In addition Mr.Mohammed Didi, Ingurumaage, Seenu Feydhoo requested to form National Reform Party. Mr.Mohammed Didi is a close associate of former Islamic Minister Dr.Mohammed Shaheem Ali Saeed. He actively campaigned for former President Yameen Abdul Gayyoom and his running mate.
Elections Commission has given the two individuals the permission to go ahead with the formation of the party. For political parties to be officially registered at the Elections Commission, the parties will have to get 3000 members and hold a congress observed by the Elections Commission.