Maldives names new vice president

Male, June 22 (IANS) The Maldivian government on Wednesday appointed Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad as the new vice president.

Abdulla Jihad is the third vice president in the presidency of Abdulla Yameen, Xinhua news agency reported.

He succeeds Ahmed Adheeb, who was dismissed after being suspected of being involved in the explosion aboard the presidential boat eight months ago.

The Deputy Minister in the Education Ministry, Abdulla Nazim Ibrahim, was appointed the health minister.

Ahmed Munawar was appointed the new Minister of Finance and Treasury and Aminath Zeneesha Shaheed Zaki was appointed as the Minister of Gender and Family.

The new ministers took their oath in front of the Maldivian Supreme Court Judge Abdulla Areef.



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