Parliement's second extraordinary sitting

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Parliament's second extraordinary sitting

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Summary

- Motion to extend state of emergency passes
- 43 MPs not needed to vote on state of emergency
- "40 MPs in attendance"
- Debate on national security committee's report
- Extraordinary sitting has begun

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Aishath Shaany

Humaam Ali

20-February-2018 | Tuesday 17:37

18:21

Humaam Ali

Motion to extend state of emergency passes

K. Male'


The motion to extend the state of emergency to 30 days has passed.


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18:14

Humaam Ali

43 MPs not needed to vote on state of emergency

K. Male'


Speaker Abdulla Maseeh says an attendence of 43 MPs is not needed to vote on extending the state of emergency.


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18:04

Aishath Shaany

"40 MPs in attendance"

K. Male'


PPM parliamentary group leader MP Ahmed Nihan has said that 40 MPs are in attendance, despite what was announced at the beginning 

 


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17:55

Humaam Ali

Debate on national security committee's report

K. Male'


One hour has been given for MPs to debate the parliament's national security committee report on extending the state of emergency.

Only two MPs spoke during the debate: Kelaa MP Ali Arif and Fonadhoo MP Abdulla Abdul Raheem.


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17:51

Humaam Ali

Extraordinary sitting has begun

K. Male'


37 MPs in attendance.


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17:41

Humaam Ali

Parliament's second extraordinary sitting

K. Male'


Parliament will be holding its second extraordinary sitting this evening, to vote on extending the state of emergency, as requested by President Abdulla Yameen.


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