Nasheed calls on MDP to distance itself from the gov't

President of the main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) and Parliament Speaker, Mohamed Nasheed, has called on his party to distance itself from the current administration.

In a message sent to MDP National Council's Whatsapp group, Nasheed said the current administration was 'sinking' and said the best move for MDP would be to save itself from the sinking ship instead of going down with it.

Noting that the current administration was not run by MDP alone but was part of a coalition, Nasheed said the administration is unable to run the government as MDP members desire, and fails to fulfill MDP's pledges due to the alliance with other parties.

Recently, Nasheed has taken to criticizing the government, its policies, and MPs that support the government. Recently, he wrote in the same Whatsapp group that MDP would find it challenging to secure 50 percent of votes in the 2023 presidential election. He said the government had made too many blunders to be able to find success in the election, he said.