EC to register Gayyoom's MRM

Elections Commission (EC) has revealed that former President Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom's political party, Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) will be registered by the commission.

The inaugural congress required to register MRM was held earlier this month on November 8 in capital Male'. While it was alleged that the party held their congress before the required amount of members joined the party, EC has confirmed the allegations as false.

A tweet posted by EC on Wednesday announced the commission decided to register MRM as a political party, and that the party registration certificate would be presented next Monday.

The inaugural congress held on November 8 elected President Gayyoom as the Acting President of the party. While the interim leadership of the party was also elected, the party charters were approved during the meeting. 20 members were elected to the interim executive committee council of the party, which comprises of 10 male and 10 female members.

MRM is the third political party being formed by President Gayyoom. Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) and Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) were both formed by Gayyoom.

The former president moved to register a new political party after the ownership of PPM was disputed and ended in favour of former president and Gayyoom's half brother, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom.