Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s leader, former President Mohamed Nasheed has announced the ruling party will hold the primary to select its candidates for the Local Council Election in December.
The announcement was by Nasheed at a press conference at the Maldivian’s Seaplane Terminal following the launch of the ‘Beyya’ t-shirt movement this Saturday morning.
Speaking at the press conference, Nasheed, who won his bid for re-election as MDP’s leader last Friday, said that the party had many capable members who wished to run in the Local Council Election.
He said that the MDP was scheduled to hold its primary in December, and expressed confidence over the level of the party’s preparedness for the Local Council Election – which is scheduled for April 4, 2020.
The Maldivian government is pushing key legislative and constitutional amendments pertaining to the running of local councils ahead of the election.
Amendments to Section 8 of the Constitution:
Amendments to Decentralization Act:
Maldivian government says the amendments are designed to improve the management of administrative divisions of the government in accordance with a decentralized system of governance, and empower local councils.