MDA decides to form coalition

The Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) has decided to form a coalition for the upcoming presidential election.

This decision was passed unanimously by the members of the party’s national council present at a meeting last night.

An official of MDA told Sun Online that it was also decided at the meeting, to commence official discussions regarding forming a coalition with the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).

A five-member committee was formed last night to carry out these talks, the official told Sun Online.

“We decided tonight that we will form a coalition with some party. But MDA will propose certain conditions when we enter the coalition, issues related to the citizens. MDA would only form a coalition if agreements can be reached regarding these issues. They are issues submitted by citizens during meetings held in the atolls to obtain public opinion,” he said.

He said that god willing, the election will be won by the party with which MDA forms the coalition, and that efforts are ongoing to finalise the decision within a week, on the party with which MDA would form a coalition.