No intention of resigning, says economy minister

Maldives Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail has responded to Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed’s call for him to resign

Sep 10, 2020
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Maldives Economic Minister Fayyaz Ismail has responded to Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed’s call for him to resign.

Nasheed has been attempting to submit a no-confidence motion against Fayyaz. Although 10 signatures are necessary to submit the motion at the parliament, 44 votes are needed in its favor to dismiss Fayyaz. However, it is unlikely that Nasheed would be able to garner enough support to oust Fayyaz.

In his most recent move against Fayyaz, Nasheed sent a letter to MDP’s Chairperson, Hassan Latheef stating that he believes it is best for Fayyaz to step aside from his position, and that he believes the party may suffer dire consequencces if Fayyaz remains in the position. One of the characteristics that is not normally attributed to MDP officials is corruption, and all allegations against Fayyaz must be investigated, Nasheed had said in his letter.

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