Legal changes to eliminate tariffs on agricultural equipment were approved Tuesday.
42 MPs voted to send the bill to committee for further review.
The president's office invited complaints concerning politically motivated arrests.
The PPM ticket was awarded to 42 candidates without a primary contest.
The UK would become the first European country to establish a resident diplomatic presence.
The cabinet's decision was approved unanimously with 62 votes.
The 51-year-old is running for the newly-formed mid-Machanghoalhi constituency in the capital Malé.
Both opposition and ruling coalition lawmakers voted to approve the 19 ministers and attorney general.
The bill was proposed to legally empower inquiry commissions on unsolved murders and stolen asset recovery.
Hameed was dismissed in August 2012 on suspicion of leaking confidential information.
The four-party coalition failed to agree on a formula for jointly contesting the elections in March.
The foreign ministry "categorically refutes" reports about a US$1 billion deal.
The former vice president was released to house arrest after three years in prison.
The record-high budget was passed with changes made during the committee stage.
An age limit of 65 years for presidential candidates was scrapped.
Pads and tampons were not counted among essential commodities with zero tax.
Up to US$1 billion in low-interest loans was offered to help the Maldives repay its debt to China.