Progressive Party of Maldives

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Progressive Party of Maldives
ޕްރޮގްރެސިވް ޕާރޓީ އޮފް މޯލްޑިވްސް: ޕީ.ޕީ.އެމް
Leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
Spokesman Ahmed Mahloof
Founded September 2011
Headquarters Malé, Maldives
Ideology Islamism
Islamic democracy
Religion Sunni Islam
Majlis of the Maldives
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Politics of the Maldives
Political parties

The Progressive Party of Maldives, also known as the PPM, is a Largest political party in the Maldives with membership exceeding 55,000 people.[citation needed]



The party was formed by Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in 2011 after resigning from his first party, Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), citing corruption of views after new leadership. The political party first emerged from a faction of DRP, named Z-DRP, which was formed by Gayyoom in early 2011. This occurred after in-party disputes between Gayyoom, who was serving as the party's retired "Supreme Leader", and the Former leader, Ahmed Thasmeen Ali. And current Leader of DRP is Mohamed Nasheed ( Colonel)

On 4 September 2011, Gayyoom handed in his resignation from the DRP announcing that the Z-DRP faction of the party, would become a new "corruption-intolerant" party independent from the DRP. The very next day, he unveiled the plans for the "Progressive Party of Maldives".

On 8 September 2011, the proposed party was granted license from the Elections Commission to go ahead; giving the party a time frame of 9 months to register itself with the government.[1][2][3][4]

On August 2012, PPM accused the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP, the main opposition party) of pressuring the United Nations Human Rights Committee, and called the 2012 Maldives report of this UN organ "serious and concerning", condemning the UN calls to allow same sex rights and religious freedom in the Maldives.[5]


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