ECM to hold discussions with political parties

Elections Commission of Maldives (ECM) has revealed discussions to amend the regulations on how political parties are granted allowances are included in the agenda of the political party talks scheduled for Monday.

ECM has extended invitation to all political parties to attend the talks, in addition to non-government organisations and a member from each media outlet.

Speaking to PSM News regarding the talks, spokesperson and member of ECM Ahmed Akram said it has been planned to submit several proposals to amend the Political Party Act and Elections General Act. In this regard, he said amendments to regulations in financing political parties and warranting 30% of political party councils and leaderships to women will be proposed.

ECM revealed the dates and the series of meetings will be discussed in the first meeting.