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|Founded||18 August, 2005|
|Majlis of the Maldives|
|Politics of the Maldives
The Adhaalath Party(AP) (Dhivehi: ޢަދާލަތު ޕާޓީ, meaning: Justice Party ) is a political party in the Maldives.
The Adhaalath Party was registered as a political party in August 2005, when political parties were allowed to operate for the first time following widespread protests for democracy. The party's first president was Sheikh Hussain Rasheed Ahmed.
Hussain Rasheed Ahmed was elected president of the party, by a vote of all members of the part.
Adhaalath was the first party in the Maldives to elect their party president by all members of the party. The ballot box has been retained in the islands. Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) followed the method of Adhaalth Party, and elected their second President in a similar way.
After the party-backed candidate lost in the first multi-party presidential elections in 2008, the party joined a coalition of opposition parties with MDP in the runoff elections that ousted the former president Maumoon Abdul Gayyoom from power.
The Adhaalath party members dominate a newly introduced Ministry of Islamic Affairs, headed by prominent party leader Dr. Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed. And since 2012 the cabinet portfolio of Ministry of Housing and Infrastructure run by member of Adhaalath party, Dr. Mohammed Muiz. Muiz was former Sectary General of Adhaalath Party.
The party failed to win any seats in the first multi-party parliamentary elections. However, one party member, Ibrahim Muttalib, won a seat running as an independent candidate. In the second multi-party parliamentary election held in 2014, one Adhaalath member, Anara Naeem, won a seat. This was the first time the party got official representation in parliament. The second multi-party parliamentary election Adhaalath was the party who participated women with the highest percentage of among all the parties in the Maldives. Its 17% This Figure is highest among all the party.
On 3 June 2011, the party held its second Congress to elect a president and vice president. Sheikh Imran Abdulla was elected as party president and Dr Mauroof Hussein was elected to its vice president from the votes of all the menbers of prty.
In 2012 Party played a great job to autonomous the Ibrahim Nasir International Air Port to the from froer air port oversee GMR Group.
Adhaalat played a major role to inaugurate the first Islamic Bank (MIB - Maldives Islamic Bank) in the country. In the Year 2013 Adhaalath launch their first manifesto under three main themes ‘Stability’ ‘Equality’ ‘prosperity’. In 2013 Presidential Election Adhaalth Join former president Dr. Muhammed Waheed Coalition. After Waheed announce Ahmed Thasmeen Ali as Running Mate Adhaalth hide from the coalition. And finally they leave from the coalition. and then join with Qasim Ibrahim but the coalition loss election. The second round of the presidential election Adhaalth Support Progressive Coalition.