Progressive Party of Maldives
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|Progressive Party of Maldives
ޕްރޮގްރެސިވް ޕާރޓީ އޮފް މޯލްޑިވްސް: ޕީ.ޕީ.އެމް
|Leader||Maumoon Abdul Gayoom|
|Majlis of the Maldives|
|Politics of the Maldives
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 current leader, Ahmed Thasmeen Ali.
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 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.
- "Gayoom unveils Progressive Party of Maldives; mum on 2013 presidential bid". Haveeru Daily. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- "Gayoom applies for license to create new party". Haveeru Daily. 2011-09-06. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- "Gayoom's new party to be called Progressive Party of Maldives | Minivan News". Minivan Daily. 2011-09-05. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
- "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2004, Arbitrary or Unlawful Deprivation of Life, Ali Shaahir, Hassan Eevaan Naseem, Abdulla Amin, Ali Aslaam etc.". US Department of State. 2004-02-25. Retrieved 2011-09-08.
- UN report had been pressured by MDP: PPM Ppm.mv (Haveeru Online), 25 August 2012
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