Gaumee Itthihaad Party
Published 7th August, 2013
The Gaumee Itthihaad or GIP also known as the National Unity Party was founded in August 2008 after multi-party democracy was allowed in the Maldives.
The party is headed by Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan who stood as Vice-Presidential candidate to Mohamed Nasheed in an alliance in the Presidential election of 10th and 29th October 2008 which Mohamed Nasheed won with 53.65% of the vote.
On 7th February 2012 Mohammed Waheed Hassan became President after Mohamed Nasheed had stood down in what he describes as a coup d’état.