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Attempted impeachment of President Mooijju of Maldives

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The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), the country’s main opposition party, wants to start impeachment proceedings against the new president of the Maldives, Mohamed Muijju. In the meantime, the party has started collecting the signatures of the parliamentarians.

Indian media NDTV reported that the MDP is the majority party in the Maldivian Parliament. They do not want to see the pro-Chinese Muijzu in power again. Muijju has angered the opposition with a series of anti-India moves since the defeat. Recently he allowed a Chinese spy ship to anchor in Male. Since then, the opposition parties have become more united against Muijju. Now they started the impeachment process against Muijju.

After starting the impeachment process, there was a big commotion in the Parliament of Maldives on Sunday. Clashes also took place between government and opposition MPs.

The total number of seats in the Parliament of Maldives is 80. Calling their parliament ‘Majlish’. Out of 80 seats in the current Majlis, 55 seats are held by MDP and another party named ‘The Democrats’. These two parties are now the most critical of the Muizju government.

In October last year, Mohamed Muijju was elected president after winning 54 percent of the vote. After that he informed that 88 Indian soldiers staying in Maldives should go back to the country. Later, his government also fixed March 15 as the deadline.

The two main opposition parties feel that Muijju’s overly anti-India stance could put Maldives in serious danger.


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