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Maldives parliament takes leave of one and half months

Some lawmakers pictured outside parliament chamber PHOTO: Mihaaru

The parliament of the Maldives decided to take an abrupt leave of a month and half starting last Wednesday.

Since the beginning of this year’s first session in February, Parliament has held only 14 sittings with nine in February, two sittings in March and four in April.

According to Parliament regulations, the sittings are divided into three terms per year. The first term continues from February till the end of April. Second term begins in June and ends by August. Third term starts in October and ends in December. The sessions are scheduled to be held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The opposition claims that the sudden leave taken 18 days before the end of April is unlawful. Meanwhile, an official statement is yet not issued by the Parliament Speaker regarding the leave. It was only confirmed by lawmakers.

Former Chairperson of main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Ali Waheed tweeted on Wednesday night that the leave taken by parliament is a waste and an offence.

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Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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