The conclusion of the transitional phase in the Maldives marks a pivotal moment as Dr. Mohamed Muizzu assumes the presidency, securing 54 percent of the votes and instilling a renewed sense of hope in a nation weary of five years marred by corruption and questionable decisions.
The historic inauguration ceremony unfolded at the Republic Square, a symbolic venue steeped in Maldivian political and historical significance. Occurring on the 17th of November 2023, this marked the 22nd sitting of the 3rd Parliament session of the year, attended by 81 members, foreign delegates with close ties to the Maldives, and members of the public invited to witness the unprecedented parliamentary session held in Republic Square for the first time.
The two-hour ceremony featured the swearing-in of the 8th President, Mohamed Muizzu, and Vice-President Hussain Mohamed Latheef, followed by the induction of the new cabinet for the upcoming administration.
Amid nationwide broadcast coverage, President Muizzu delivered a remarkable and uplifting speech that resonated with the public. In contrast to the traditionally lengthy political addresses, Dr. Muizzu succinctly articulated his aspirations for the new administration. He emphasized the growth and development of the country's tourism industry, particularly with the ongoing Airport development project.
The President expressed a strong commitment to introducing advanced technology to the fishing industry and outlined plans for the advancement of women, all while preserving the rich cultural and religious heritage of the Maldives.
The inauguration of President Mohamed Muizzu has ushered in a renewed sense of hope for the nation, as expectations rise for an administration that will instil pride and joy in the Maldives. Anticipation runs high for a successful five-year term marked by economic prosperity and political achievements.