Maldives president appoints new governor in defiance of parliament

The Maldives capital, Malé

The president of the Maldives has announced he has appointed a new governor for the country’s central bank. According to the country’s constitution, the nominated governor will need formal approval from the country’s parliament. The parliament, however, is currently being prevented from meeting by the presence of armed soldiers loyal to the president.

President Abdulla Yameen “has appointed Mr Ahmed Naseer as the governor of the Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA)”, according to a central bank

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