Opposition seeks no confidence vote against parliament deputy speaker

President Yameen (L) greets Hulhuhenveiru MP Moosa Manik. PHOTO/MAJLIS

Opposition lawmakers are seeking to submit a motion of no confidence against the parliament’s deputy speaker Moosa Manik.

Mihaaru understands that the motion of no confidence against the lawmaker of Hulhuhenveiru constituency is spearheaded by parliamentarians of the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP). According to sources, MDP lawmakers have been in talks with members of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)’s that support its leader and Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s faction of the divided ruling party.

MDP’s parliamentary group leader, Hinnavaru MP Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was not available for comment regarding the issue.

Opposition lawmakers’ decision to seek a motion of no confidence against MP Manik comes in the wake of a petition submitted to the parliament seeking a no-confidence vote against the speaker Abdulla Maseeh. The parliament administration has scheduled to hold the debate on the speaker’s motion of no confidence on March 27, which deputy speaker MP Manik is to chair.

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