Main opposition urges close observation of parliament speaker vote

MDP parliamentary group leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (L) speaks to Jumhoory Party leader Qasim Ibrahim at an opposition gathering at JP's main centre. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/MIHAARU

Main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s parliamentary group leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday called on civil institutions to closely follow Monday’s parliament sit-down as lawmakers debate the motion of no confidence against parliamentary speaker Abdulla Maseeh.

The parliament’s general committee has scheduled a two hour debate for Monday during which Speaker Maseeh will receive 30 minutes to present his defence.

The parliament’s minority leader and lawmaker of Hinnavaru constituency urged civil institutions and the media to attend the parliament session to provide reliable information on the proceedings to the public.

Highlighting that the motion of no confidence will be a historic vote, MP Ibrahim Solih said that there is no guarantee that the debate will be publicly broadcasted, referring to past incidents where live feeds were interrupted due to various reasons. Hence, he called on all civil institutions to attend the debate and follow the proceedings.

Meanwhile, the parliamentary deputy speaker, Hulhuhenveiru MP Moosa Manik, has warned that discord and dispute on the parliament floor will not be tolerated.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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