A total of 12 MPs were deemed to have lost their seats for defecting.
Presidents have traditionally been sworn in on Republic Day.
Opposition lawmakers ended their boycott of parliament.
The Maldives Supreme Court on Wednesday rescinded a ruling to reinstate a dozen lawmakers, but announced separate rulings are needed to decide whether the MPs have...
Fathmath Niusha had been standing in for the secretary general since he resigned in February.
The ruling party proposals come three months ahead of presidential elections.
Parliamentarians are paid a total of MVR82,500 (US$5,265) a month.
It is not clear if or when there will be by-elections for the soon-to-be vacated seats.
Soldiers blocked the entrance to the parliament building, saying there had been no written notification allowing journalists access.
Parliament resumed regular business Monday morning with only pro-government lawmakers in attendance for a sitting that lasted less than five minutes.
Parliament’s opening session for 2018, which was due to be held on February 5, was cancelled for security reasons. Later that night the president declared a...
The first sitting for 2018 was scheduled for Monday and due to be addressed by President Abdulla Yameen. It was cancelled indefinitely, parliament said in a...
The record-high budget was passed with 39 votes in favour exclusively from ruling coalition lawmakers in the 85-member house.
Parliament on Monday approved the ratification of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to reduce the global production and use of hydrofluorocarbons...
In the face of vociferous chants for his resignation, Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed concluded the sitting in less than 15 minutes after calling a vote on...
After heated exchanges descended into brawls Wednesday morning, opposition and pro-government lawmakers accused each other today of throwing eggs.
Walled off from protesting MPs by soldiers in plainclothes, Maseeh adjourned the sitting after calling a vote on the president's nominee for ambassador to Sri Lanka.