President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has met with members of MDP after coalition member Jumhooree Party announced that it would be competing in the upcoming Presidential Election with a coalition that it spearheads.

Speaking to 'The Press' MP for Hulhumale Constituency Ali Niyaz said that President met with party members already and that he met them last Wednesday.

Niyaz, who is also the President's brother, did not give details of what was discussed in the meeting.

Jumhooree party decided to field its own candidate for the upcoming elections and is ready to form a coalition but conditions that it must lead the coalition.

The current coalition government came into power in 2018 after MDP formed a coalition with JP, Adhaalath Party, and Maldives Reform Movement. The current government has cabinet members and officials that represent the coalition parties and only Adhaalath had so far agreed to stay on with the coalition.

While JP looks to move away from the current coalition, MRM remains undecided over its political alliance ahead of the elections that would shape the country's political landscape for the next five years.