Maldives Labor and Social Democratic Party (MLSDP) and Maldives Thirdway Democrats (MTD) has received permission from Elections Commission (EC) to hold its first general assembly.
MLSDP was founded by attorney Abdulla Haseen.
It submitted the required membership forms of 3,000 members to EC on December 6. And received permission from EC to hold its first general assembly this Wednesday.
Another new political party, Maldives Thirdway Democrats (MTD) also received permission to hold its first annual general assembly this Wednesday.
Alah ufehdhumuge huhdha dheefaivaa 2 siyaasee party kamugaivaa Maldives Labor and Social Democratic Party adhi Maldives Third way Democrats ah siyaasee party eh ufehdhumah baavaa bahdhaluvun beyvumah EC in huhdha dheefi pic.twitter.com/PLcdFwLMhr— Elections Commission (@ElectionsMv) December 19, 2018
MTD, founded by Ismail Asif, President of Maldivian National Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MNCCI) submitted 3,333 membership forms last Tuesday.
Political Parties Act requires new parties to hold its first general assembly within three months it receives permission from EC. The general assembly, during which the parties will pass it bylaws and elect an interim leader, will be monitored by EC.
Political parties in Maldives will be registered only after the decisions passed in the general assembly are submitted to and approved by EC.
There are current six registered political parties in Maldives. They are: