However much the President may want to do it, it is becoming clear that the ratification of the constitution adopted (with coercion and with amendments that actually did not go through the constituent assembly) by the die hard members of the Maldives Constituent Assembly (2005 – 2008) may not be ratified for a long time. The President said to his people that the process of ratification will be very efficient indeed. He also signalled to the World that the finale could have been as early as last week. But then, how does one ratify a consitution than can very well prove to be unconstitutional. That is definitely a legacy that a President would not want to have. This President has too much on his hands.
The whole process of coming up with a constitution was flawed by personal bickering and power mongering. The constitution was not made for the people but some. The focus was on persons rather than the people. On a large part, it was whether it was going to give a favorable platform to the opposition MDP or to the Maumoon’s ruling DRP. Then the factions came and developed into political parties themselves. Not that they had a mandate by the people; they just hijacked the people’s wish for a change into their political capital to realize their personalized political agendas.
Democracy should have brought peace and prosperity to this country. But that the democracy that came also brought along with it multiple parties who were centred around cult figures rather than political philosophies. This meant that the people were called to bark at or with the chosen ones! What a shame! We finally have a shameful decomcracy that does not stand on democratic values but archaic tribal behavior! What a shame!