Govt, opposition at loggerheads over alleged tampering of parliament e-voting system

Lawmakers pictured outside the parliament ahead of a debate. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Tensions peaked between government and opposition lawmakers over alleged problems with the parliament’s electronic voting systems during Monday’s debate on the motion of no confidence against parliamentary speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

Main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s parliamentary group leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claimed that his voting machine was broken down when he entered the parliament floor. He said they have brought the problem to the attention of authorities but are yet to receive a solution.

“We don’t have any guarantees that there aren’t problems with the voting systems of our other members,” he said.

On the other hand, ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s parliamentary group leader Ahmed Nihan accused the opposition of tampering with the electronic voting systems.

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