Constitutional framework headed towards deadlock: Maldives pres

President addressing the nation on the occasion of Independence Day

President Abdulla Yameen addresses the nation on the occasion of the 52nd Independence Day

President Abdulla Yameen declared Wednesday that the constitutional framework of the Maldives is headed towards a “deadlock” which would put the president in front of the people “with one arm tied behind his back”.

Addressing the nation on the occasion of the 52nd Independence Day, President Yameen said that the system allows enemies to obstruct the work of government as well as halt the administration.

Noting that citizens chose a presidential system for the Maldives in 2007, President Yameen stated that the main principle of this system is to elect a leader with a certain manifesto for a specific period of time, allowing the leader to govern for that duration.

He added that, to ensure an effective governance, the system also specifies how the interests of the people and nation can be protected with underlying certain procedures.

He further highlighted that one special feature of the presidential system is that the head of state can run the government without the majority of the legislative power.

President Yameen went on to say that such regulations are included to secure the best interests of the state and its services to the people and, hence, much damage is caused every time the mentioned procedures and regulations are interrupted.

8 Comments on "Constitutional framework headed towards deadlock: Maldives pres"

  1. Shainee 2018 | July 26, 2017 at 7:28 pm | Reply

    Keep blaming constitutional framework and opposition leaders for self failures….And also think his troll army can abuse beat anyone. Now he waiting for more failures on his way.

  2. They all combined to oust Nasheed. Now again conflicts leading to all opposition combining to oust the unpopular president.
    Next election the parties should make sure they select their candidates properly and avoid people changing parties and allegiance to a leader during the 5 years.
    The society is going backwards: health care is poor, gangs are disturbing peace, drugs and alcohol destroying the young people, women having to sell themselves to pay rent and feed their kids, the black market continues to proliferate, corruption everywhere, inflation rising, ….
    I am really shocked when I compare the standard of living to 10 years ago.

  3. Shainee 2018 | July 27, 2017 at 7:49 pm | Reply

    Ruling party calling as gov’t are fooling the people’s & influencing the courts.

  4. Shainee 2018 | July 27, 2017 at 7:57 pm | Reply

    World knows Dictator gave orders to supreme court, MNDF, and police, hyjacked parliament to prevent own impeachment.

  5. Ahmed Nihaan. | July 27, 2017 at 8:03 pm | Reply

    Yes the truth is not in their DNA.

  6. Bodu beru jehun | July 29, 2017 at 3:03 pm | Reply

    In Maldives law is tailormade to whims n fancy of ruling party… Gov’t are making parliament, SC & HC judges to dance to their parrallel agenda tune…It’s called Bodu beru jehun.

  7. Corruptions in gov’t is hurting our country. This government is more corrupt then all prior one’s. Keep diverting people’s mind in the name of religion, development’s etc. And wasting tax money. Hope people’s punish them in 2018.

  8. PM SHARIF SACKED BY SC | July 29, 2017 at 6:36 pm | Reply

    If found guilty of corruption anyone in Pakistan,even it’s PM stacked by its supreme court. But in Maldives the DPPM gov’t the corrupt and guilty are spread with red carpet by our courts. We should send Pakistan our EC and Law makers for a course in framing of laws and maintaining the independence of judiciary and investigators.

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