The main-ruling Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has addressed allegations made by its coalition partner, the Jumhooree Party (JP), claiming that the coalition has dissolved.
Speaking to the press earlier this week, JP's Deputy President Ameen Ibrahim said the coalition between MDP and JP was no longer in place.
Speaking to AVAS in reference to Ameen's statement, MDP's Deputy Chairperson and Minister at the President's Office, Ibrahim Waheed (Ibrey), said JP remains part of the coalition as the party itself believes the alliance is still in effect. Ibrey emphasized that despite JP's statement about the coalition's alleged breakup, members of JP still hold significant political positions within the government, including cabinet ministers.
Ibrey added that Ameen's comments were politically motivated and assured that the current coalition would remain intact until the end of Peresident Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's term.
"Coalition representatives in political govenrment positions will remain in their positions until November 17," he said.