'MRM will remain as part of the ruling coalition'

Newly elected President of Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), Faris Maumoon has said the party will remain as part of the ruling coalition.

Together with Jumhooree Party (JP) and Adhaalath Party (AP), MRM joined forces with Maldives Democratic Party (MDP) to form the now-ruling coalition in 2018. Although there is tension within the coalition from time to time, it remains strong two years into the current presidential term.

Speaking at a ceremony held to conclude the party's congress, its 'National Convention' where Faris was elected as the party's President, Faris said MRM remains a part of the ruling coalition and that a multi-party coalition was established for the benefit of the country. He assured that MRM would remain as part of the coalition.

Faris said although many believe that there is no longer any sincerity in the political arena, and that no person with principals can be active in politics, MRM hopes to prove that one can work in politics while being earnest at the same time. He added that the party's framework is designed in such a way, further noting that the role of women and the youth will be fundamental in running the party.

'My aim is to ensure MRM is a party that is beneficial to all citizens, and to ensure it is a party that is trusted by all. MRM will work to restore hope in the political system', said Faris.