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Live: Maldives Presidential Inauguration 2023

Summary

Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and Hussain Mohamed Latheef are set to be inaugurated as the new Maldivian President and Vice President, respectively.

Over 3,000 guests have been invited to attend the inauguration, including leaders of neighboring countries.

17:29

Inauguration ceremony ends.

17:28

We will pass the budget – which has been stymied at the Parliament – as soon as possible.

17:27

Speaker Aslam assures Muizzu of the Parliament’s full cooperation.

17:24

Muizzu concludes his address with a prayer for the journey of his presidency to be peaceful and successful.

17:19

I will be just. I will not be unfair. I will strongly reject theft and corruption.

Dr. Muizzu

17:17

Highlighting on Maldives’ independence, Muizzu said he will make Maldives a country that is free from all outside cultural influence.

17:16

The Maldivian people come first on the list! The very top!

Dr. Muizzu

17:15

Muizzu promises to empower women and youth, and support technology-driven business expansion.

17:12

Muizzu says the country needs a sustainable system of development based on fairness. He says he will formulate medium and long-term goals for this, and will allow the public to share their views.

17:10

In Sha Allah, I will give the tourism sector top priority. I will provide easements to the people working in the tourism sector, including housing.

Dr. Muizzu

17:08

Muizzu says the new passenger terminal at the Velana International Airport will open soon, which will boost tourist arrivals.

17:08

Muizzu says he will not allow any government influence in the judiciary.

17:07

The aim of this presidential term will be to instill knowledge, skills, discipline, religious faith, and good etiquette among Maldivian children, says Muizzu.

17:05

Muizzu says that this day marks the first time in ages, for the Maldivian people to embark on a journey towards “the Maldives of the Maldivian people.”

17:01

Muizzu delivers his inaugural address.

16:59

Hussain takes office as the 10th Vice President of the Republic of Maldives.

16:56

Hussain Mohamed Latheef takes his oath as the Vice President. It is administered by the Chief Justice Ahmed Muthasim Adnan.

16:55

Muizzu takes office as the eighth president of the Republic of Maldives.

16:49

Muizzu takes his oath. It is administered by the Chief Justice Ahmed Muthasim Adnan.

16:47

Speaker Aslam opens the parliamentary sitting to inaugurate Muizzu as the new president.

There are 81 MPs in attendance. One is absent.

16:42

The inauguration ceremony begins with the national anthem.

16:37

President-elect Dr. Mohamed Muizzu arrives at the Republic Square. He is accompanied by his spouse Saajidha Mohamed.

16:35
16:26

Vice President-elect Hussain Mohamed Latheef arrives at the Republic Square. He is accompanied by his spouse Aishath Afreen and daughter.

16:21

Chief Justice Muthasim Adnan arrives. He will be administering Muizzu’s oath of office.

16:19

16:18

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and First Lady Maithree Wickremesinghe arrive at the ceremony.

16:17

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed arrive at the Republic Square.

16:16

Guests have begun arriving for the ceremony.

Arrivals so far include former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, former Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik and his spouse, Ilhaam Hussain, Speaker Mohamed Aslam and his spouse, Vice President Faisal Naseem and spouse Aishath Shamsadha.

16:03

Once the Cabinet ministers are appointed, Muizzu will present letters of appointment to top officials at the President’s Office.

16:02

The members of Muizzu’s cabinet will take their oath of office at 07:45 pm at the President’s Office.

16:01

Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and Hussain Mohamed Latheef will be inaugurated as the new Maldivian President and Vice President, respectively.

The ceremony is set to begin at the Republic Square in Male’ City at 04:45 pm.