Call for Action: MDP Advocates for Extending Parliament's Term

  • Maldives
  • Politics
PUBLISHED 19 June 2023

The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which holds a majority in Parliament, has proposed to extend the second term of Parliament. The current term of Parliament is due to end on June 30, 2023.

The MDP's proposal comes as the Parliament is scheduled to adjourn for its summer recess on Thursday. The Parliament's rules require the second session to continue until the end of the month. However, the MDP argues that there is still important work to be done by Parliament, such as considering important bills and appointing ambassadors.

The MDP's proposal has been met with opposition from the newly formed Democratic Party. The Democrats argue that the rules of procedure do not allow for an extension of the term of Parliament.

The Parliament is expected to vote on the MDP's proposal on Thursday.


The MDP's proposal has been met with mixed reactions from the public. Some people support the proposal, arguing that it is necessary to allow Parliament to complete its work. Others oppose the proposal, arguing that it is an attempt by the MDP to extend its grip on power.

The Democrats have also proposed a number of reforms to the Parliament, including reducing the number of seats in Parliament and introducing a proportional representation system.

The next general election in the Maldives is scheduled to be held in 2024.