Jumhoory Party (JP) has decided to contest for 36 seats in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
The party held council meeting Wednesday night to decide the constituencies the party will contest in the elections. The final decision was made by party’s leader Qasim Ibrahim.
According to JP, 97 people applied to get the party’s ticket in the elections. The party decided to award party tickets to sitting MPs and then decided to contest for seats which JP can win easily.
The parliament of the Maldives consists of 87 seats in total. Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) the main party in the ruling coalition announced that they plan to contest for 86 seats. Adhalath Party (AP) which is also a member of the ruling coalition will be contesting in 13 constituencies. Maumoon Reform Movement (MRM) the smallest group in the ruling coalition haven’t decided the constituencies they plan to contest.