Former President Maumoon's MRM has been officially registered

November 7, 2019: Former President Maumoon at the meeting to launch Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) in Dharubaaruge, the political party being created with him at the leadership. (Sun Photo/Fayaz Moosa)

Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), created with former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom at the helm has been officially registered.

The Elections Commission decided to register MRM on November 20 and the official letter of registration was awarded to the party today. The meeting to register the party was held on November 7. Former President Maumoon was elected as the party leader while the official logo, color, general regulations were unveiled as well as the interim executive council.

President Maumoon who was the only contender to the leadership was elected in a referendum amongst the attendees in the meeting. The logo of the party consists of green and gold colors.

The interim executive council of the party comprises of 32 members with ten female and ten male members. In addition to these members, four members appointed by the party leader, two members from the women’s council, 12 members from the youth council formed the executive council.

The Elections Commission first permitted Higher Education Minister Dr. Ibrahim Hassan to form the movement. However, the failure to collect the signatures required for the formation of the party by the required duration saw a second application to form the party submitted by Heritage Minister and daughter of President Maumoon, Yumna Maumoon.