The presumptive majority leader deferred to President Solih on changing the form of government.
The party has denied the allegations after reports of phone calls from campaign offices.
The 51-year-old is running for the newly-formed mid-Machanghoalhi constituency in the capital Malé.
Former president Nasheed told Reuters the new government would scrap the "one-way treaty."
A 13-year jail sentence handed to the former opposition leader was suspended for review.
The former president will be the envoy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
The resolution was passed with 57 votes in favour from the 85-member parliament.
The former president was warmly welcomed in the southern MDP stronghold.
There was a backlash to awarding tickets to a dozen unseated lawmakers.
The opposition leader returned after nearly three years in exile.
The court halted enforcement of Nasheed's jail sentence pending a review of his terrorism conviction.
The exiled opposition leader ruled out a deal with "the now defunct Maldives Supreme Court."
Subramanian Swamy was rebuked by both government and opposition supporters.
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