President Mohamed Nasheed has hailed the constitutional transformations in the Maldives. He also said that the current Constitution has brought about immense changes to our system of governance.

He made this statement in his radio address to the nation which was broadcast on the Voice of Maldives at 7.15 this morning.

Highlighting that today marked the first anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, the President said that the government did not believe that governing the country in accordance with the Constitution was a difficult task. He also assured that the government would uphold the Constitution.

In his radio address, the President reflected on the incidents of 12th and 13th August 2004. He said the events of those two days demonstrated the remarkable and exemplary political spirit of Maldivians.

President Nasheed also said that the country had never seen so many people gathered in one place calling for political reform. He added that, God willing, he would commemorate those incidents.

In his radio address, the President also spoke on the ongoing debate at the People’s Majlis on creating a government reserve.

He said that he believed the government must be able to play a role in setting up a reserve and that the role of the People’s Majlis should also be clearly defined.

Speaking in this regard, the President said most of the members of the People’s Majlis had been engaged in open and constructive debates irrespective of their political affiliations. Furthermore, he said he hoped that this spirit would continue to grow in the Majlis for the benefit of the people.