I read in Miadhu News Online today that President Nasheed has called upon the Attorney General not to send an attorney to the Supreme Court to defend the government in the case against the state for the Parliament Decision to take recess before enacting the electoral laws required by the Constitution.
The recess of the Parliament was voted for by Presidential Appointees as well as MPs who belong to the President’s (former) party. The president has vehemently called for the Parliament to enact electoral laws before taking recess. His (former) party had no respect for the President’s wishes nor did the MPs appointed to represent him. The opposition parties in and outside the parliament has accused the President and parties of the coalition that got him the Presidency, of covert tactics to delay parliamentary elections.
The publication of details of the President’s letter to the AG comes a day after the contents of the letter from the Advisor to President Nasheed and former AG Hassan Saeed was published in the media. The Advisor had asked the President to get his Appointed Members and Party and Coalition Members to initiate a petition to the Speaker for a recall of the recess.
President Nasheed now seems to have come to the edge of his honeymoon with the Presidency. I think that this is a sign of his transformation from Party Leader to Head of State and the Government.