Maldives Election Commission reveals new party membership statistics

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Maldives Election Commission reveals new party membership statistics

The Election Commission (EC) has released the latest update on the membership statistics of political parties in the Maldives.

According to the EC’s recent announcement, as of the end of June, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) remains the largest political party in the Maldives, with a total of 58,035 members.

Following closely behind is the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), the main opposing party, with 38,831 members. The Jumhooree Party (JP) holds the third position with 22,705 members, and the Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) has 10,227 members.

Here is the breakdown of the number of members in each political party:

  • Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) – 58,035 members
  • Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) – 38,831 members
  • Jumhooree Party (JP) – 22,705 members
  • Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) – 10,227 members
  • Maldives National Party (MNP) – 9,729 members
  • Adhaalath Party (AP) – 9,595 members
  • People’s National Congress (PNC) – 3,139 members
  • Maldives Thirdway Democrats (MTD) – 3,014 members
  • Maldives Reform Movement (MRM) – 2,892 members

The Election Commission last updated the register of political parties in February of this year. Upon comparison with the figures from February, it is evident that the membership numbers of all parties, except for the MDP, PPM, and JP, have declined.

Notably, the ruling coalition consists of the MDP, JP, MRM, and Adhaalath Party. On the other hand, the PPM and PNC have formed an opposition coalition, while the MNP operates as an independent opposition party. Furthermore, the MDA has decided to forge a coalition with the MDP for the upcoming presidential election, while the JP has expressed intentions to form its own coalition.

It is important to mention that the MDP, JP, PPM, and MNP have all declared their participation in the forthcoming presidential election.