President Dr Mohamed Muizzu has underlined the necessity of securing a parliamentary majority to effectively implement over 200 proposed bills essential for fulfilling his administration’s commitments to the Maldivian people. 

In a series of public appearances and discussions, including a rally in Hulhumale Phase II and a Q&A session for the ‘Raeesge Javab’ series, the President articulated the critical role the parliament plays in the government’s legislative agenda.

The president highlighted the significance of proposed legislation in key areas such as land, housing, real estate, and urban development, mirroring successful frameworks in densely populated global cities. These bills, he asserted, are integral to achieving the promises made during his campaign, which include major infrastructural and socio-economic improvements.

Muizzu expressed confidence in his government’s capability to deliver on these promises, provided there is adequate support from the parliament. This comes in the wake of the government’s celebration in “completing the ‘Hafthaa-14’ roadmap objectives”. However, he lamented the 2024 state budget’s failure to allocate sufficient funds for ongoing projects, underlining the importance of legislative backing for future endeavours.

In his efforts to rally support for the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)/People’s National Congress (PNC), President Muizzu embarked on a door-to-door campaign, stressing the detrimental impact of the current opposition-led parliament on his administration’s efforts. He criticised the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) for lack of support and pledged to move away from the negative political cycles of retribution that have marred Maldivian politics.