Maldives President restricts powers of Opposition led City Councils

After deliberations with the cabinet, President Abdulla Yameen decided that the newly-elected Fuvahmulah city council will have the same restricted powers and responsibilities as the Malé and Addu city councils led by the Opposition.  The opposition-dominated city councils were gradually stripped of their authority and staff after Yameen assumed office in November 2013. In March this year, Majority Leader Ahmed Nihan caused a stir during the local council election campaign when he declared that parliament will restore the city council’s powers and responsibilities if ruling Progressive Party of Maldives candidates are elected.…………….Please Log in or Subscribe to view full details…..

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