President Dr Mohamed Waheed, in his message on the occasion of International Day of Democracy, has said that ensuring that the presidential elections is free and fair was central to democracy consolidation in the Maldives.
The theme for this year’s International Day of Democracy is Strengthening Voices for Democracy. Highlighting the theme, President said, each and every citizen of the country must have a voice in the democratic process, in which every person’s vote counts equally.
In his statement, President also said that building a democracy would require sustained efforts, which include ensuring the rule of law and establishing a government that fully upholds the Constitution.
He also noted that bringing necessary amendments to the Constitution was important to deliver justice to the people and to ensure peace and stability in the country.