The Parliament has come to a standstill just days before the conclusion of its second session for the year, leaving critical legislative matters unresolved and creating an air of uncertainty.

Given the prevailing political circumstances, the halt in parliamentary activities does not come as a surprise to many observers. The Maldives has been experiencing internal conflicts and power struggles within its political arena, which have intensified in recent months. The expected conclusion of the Parliament second session was overshadowed by a climate of uncertainty and tensions.

Multiple factors have contributed to the current impasse, with political manoeuvrings and internal conflicts taking center stage. The submission of no-confidence motions against key officials, including Speaker Mohamed Nasheed and Vice-Speaker Eva Abdulla, served as a catalyst for the ongoing political turbulence. These motions, combined with a series of defections from the ruling MDP, created an atmosphere of political uncertainty that ultimately led to the halt in parliamentary proceedings.

While the early conclusion of the Parliament’s second session was widely expected due to the prevailing political upheaval, the implications are significant. The unresolved legislative matters and pending national issues remain in limbo, raising concerns over the timely implementation of crucial policies.