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PPM’s Abdulla Yameen takes up parliament minority leader role

Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Parliamentary Group Leader Abdulla Yameen has been confirmed as the minority leader of the People’s Majlis this morning by Speaker Abdulla Shahid, local media has reported.

With the PPM now recognised an an official party in parliament following the election of MP Ahmed Shareef to the Thimarafushi constituency last week, the former opposition party now holds the second highest number of MPs in the Majlis.  The PPM presently has 17 MPs, placing it behind only the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in terms of the size of its parliamentary representation.

The majority leader within the Majlis remains the MDP Parliamentary Group chief Ibrahim ‘Ibu’ Solih.

In discussing the new formation of parliament, Speaker Shahid confirmed that the MDP presently holds 32 MPs in the Majlis chamber, while PPM holds 17 elected representatives, according to Haveeru. The Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), which formerly held the minority leadership position, presently holds 15 MPs and the Jumhoory Party (JP) has three elected parliamentary members. The People’s Alliance (PA) has two MPs and the Dhivehi Qaumee Party (DQP) presently has a single elected representative in the Majlis.

Speaking in the Majlis today, Abdulla Shahid also confirmed that seven MPs currently stood as independents.

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