The parliament on Thursday sent to lawmakers the notice of the motion of no confidence sought against Parliament Speaker Abdulla Maseeh. However, a date on which the motion is to be scheduled was not mentioned in the notice.
According to the Constitution, the resolution against the Parliament Speaker must be sent to the parliament floor debate in the first sitting after issuing the notice, which must take place within a period of ten days sans weekends and public holidays.
The no confidence motion of Speaker Maseeh is led by former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s lawmaker son, Ahmed Faris Maumoon. The motion was submitted with total 45 signatures from lawmakers of main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), Jumhoory Party (JP), Adhaalath Party, independent MP’s and ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).
The parliament regulations state that a motion of no confidence against the speaker and deputy speaker must be submitted in writing with the signatures of minimum 42 lawmakers. The regulation specifies that its notice must be issued to lawmakers within three days of submission.
Once a motion of no confidence has been submitted, all other issues submitted to the parliament floor are delayed by default until the vote has been cast on the motion.
While the debate of the motion is strictly given as three hours, the speaker will be given a chance to present their. The sitting is to be chaired by the deputy speaker.
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