List of political parties in Maldives

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Political parties in the Maldives were legalized when the Maldivian parliament voted unanimously for the creation of a multi-party system on June 2, 2005. This came after decades of authoritarian rule. Prior to this ruling, political parties had not been not allowed under the Maldivian legal system.

Current List

Parliamentary

Party   Members in Political Position
Abbr. Name W Leader Established in Majlis (Ideology)
MDP Maldivian Democratic Party
ދިވެހިރައްޔިތުންގެ ޑިމޮކްރެޓިކް ޕާޓީ
[1] Mohamed Nasheed 2005 29 Left-wing, Democratic liberalism
DRP Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party
ދިވެހި ރައްޔިތުންގެ ޕާޓީ
[2] Ahmed Thasmeen Ali 2005 14 Centre-right, Liberal conservatism
PPM Progressive Party of Maldives
ޕްރޮގްރެސިވް ޕާޓީ އޮފް މޯލްޑިވްސް
[3] Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom 2011 18 Centre-right, Sunni Islamism
JP Jumhooree Party
ޖުމްހޫރީ ޕާޓީ
[4] Qasim Ibrahim 2008 6

Extra Parliamentary

Party   Political Position
Abbr. Name W Leader Established in (Ideology)
AP Adhaalath Party
ޢަދާލަތު ޕާޓީ
[5] Sheikh Imran Abdulla 2005 Centre-right, Sunni Islamism

Political Party Bill

On March 12, 2013, President Waheed ratified a new 'Political Party Bill',[1] replacing the guidelines established in 2005, when a multi-party system was created in the country. The bill saw the raising of the minimum number of members required to register a political party from 3000 to 10,000. With the ratification of the bill, all political parties which did not have 10,000 members registered were dissolved. Gaumee Itthihaad, member of the ruling coalition and headed by the current President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan was among the 11 dissolved parties.

The following is a list of parties dissolved under the new law:

Party   Political Position
Abbr. Name W Leader (at time of dissolution) Established in (Ideology)
PA People's Alliance
ޕީޕަލްސް އެލަޔަންސް
[6] Ahmed Nazim 2008
DQP Dhivehi Qaumee Party
ދިވެހި ޤައުމީ ޕާޓީ
[7] Hassan Saeed 2009
GIP Gaumee Itthihaad
ޤައުމީ އިއްތިޚާދު
[8] Mohamed Waheed Hassan 2008 Centre-left, Social democracy, Islamic democracy
IDP Islamic Democratic Party
އިސްލާމިކް ޑިމޮކްރެޓިކް ޕާޓީ
[9] Hassan Zareer 2005 Islamism, Islamic democracy
MSDP Maldives Social Democratic Party
ދިވެހިރައްޔިތުންގެ ސޯޝަލް ޑިމޮކްރެޓިކް ޕާޓީ
Reeko Ibrahim Manik 2006
PP People's Party
ޕީޕަލްސް ޕާޓީ
Ahmed Riyaz 2007
MNC Maldives National Congress
މޯލްޑިވިއަން ނެޝަނަލް ކޮންގްރެސް
Ali Amjad (Deputy) 2007
SLP Social Liberal Party
ސޯޝަލް ލިބަރަލް ޕާޓީ
Mazlaan Rasheed 2007 Centre-left, Liberal Socialism
MLP Maldivian Labour Party
މޯލްޑިވިއަން ލޭބަރ ޕާޓީ
Ahmed Moosa (Deputy) 2008 Socialism
MRM Maldives Reform Movement
މޯލްޑިވްސް ރިފޯމް މޫވްމަންޓް
[10] Mohamed Munavvar 2011
MDA Maldives Development Alliance
މޯލްޑިވްސް ޑިވެލޮޕްމަންޓް އެލަޔަންސް
Ahmed Shiyam 2012

See also

References

External links

  • Register of political parties at the Republic of Maldives Elections Commission.

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