The Elections Commission decides to dissolve the Maldives Reform Movement MRM as it failed to meet the 3,000-member requirement under the Political Party's Act.

Under the law, a political party must have at least 3,000 members before it is allowed to operate in the country.

The Commission had decided to dissolve the party on a previous occasion but at that time MRM promised that it would find more members as per the law.

But the Commission again gave the party its second notice back in February due to its failure to meet the membership requirement and the deadline for the notice passed last Wednesday.

The Commission said before that the party would be dissolved if it fails to meet the criteria by the deadline.

MRM founded under the tutelage of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was registered on November 20th, 2019.

As per the Elections Commission website, up till 21st February of this year, the party had 2,981 registered members.

MRM is a coalition partner of the current administration.