Former president Yameen remains hospitalised.
The ruling coalition leader objected to detaining defendants for trial.
The opposition leader attempted to bribe witnesses, prosecutors told the court.
Yameen is accused of using US$1 million from a company implicated in the country's biggest corruption scandal.
The former chief of staff at the presidential residence was arrested on his return to the Maldives.
The new party is trying to complete registration in time to field candidates for the parliamentary elections.
The new party is to be named People's National Congress.