President Muizzu at the opening ceremony of PNC's new office. Dhauru Photo/Hussain Sunain

President says confident of winning super majority in parliament

"Challenges should be an encouragement for us to progress", the President said in his brief speech.

7 December 2023

By Mohamed Muzayyin Nazim

The new office of the ruling main party, PNC, was opened by President Mohamed Muizzu on Wednesday evening. After opening the office, Muizzu, who is also the party's president, said the party would win a super majority in next year's parliamentary elections.

The opening ceremony of the office, which is located on the seventh floor of the Sea Tracks Building, was attended by the leadership of the PNC and PPM and ministers.

Speaking very briefly at the ceremony, the President said that the opening of the office will facilitate the work with PPM to prepare for the upcoming elections.

“The result will be that the PPM and PNC will hopefully win a super majority in the upcoming parliamentary elections,” said Muizzu, who signed up to the PNC after serving as the PPM's vice-president to contest the recent presidential election.

The PNC was previously run in a very small office in H. Hurafa/Male, along with PPM. With the election of President Muizzu, the PNC also set up a temporary office in the booth in Carnival area, which was used for the presidential election campaign.

Muizzu said the new PNC office is spacious. The President thanked the leadership and others who worked hard to persevere the party.

Speaking further on taking the super majority in parliament, he said he believes there will be challenges.

"Challenges should be an encouragement for us to progress. Our intention is to work for the sake of religion and country [and] for the welfare of the people," he added.

"So we talked to everyone in our work, we worked together and the results would be better hopefully."

After the ceremony, a PNC Senate meeting was held at the office. After the six-hour meeting, President Muizzu was scheduled to meet with reporters at 10 pm.