MDA passes to change leader’s name to president

Maldives Development Alliance (MDA)’s leader, Meedhoo MP Ahmed Siyam Mohamed captured at MDA's extraordinary congress on August 10, 2022. (Sun Photo/Mohamed Hayyan)

Maldives Development Alliance (MDA) has approved to change of the party’s leader’s name to president.

The decision was taken at an extraordinary congress of the party currently underway.

The proposal to change MDA’s leader’s name to president was put forth by one of the party’s Deputy Leaders, Ali Mauroof. This proposal was seconded by another Deputy Leader, Dr. Aishath Rafiyya.

Only three members who took part in the congress voted against the proposal. All remaining members had voted in favor of changing the leader’s name to president.

With this decision, the name of deputy leaders will be changed to vice presidents.

Mauroof who submitted the proposal said the term ‘president’ was more in line with democracy. He also added that countries in which democracy has been introduced have adopted the term ‘president’.

“The term ‘president’ is used by the parties in all developed democracies across the world and neighboring countries to the Maldives,” he had said.