Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed Resigns Times NOW INDIA
President Mohamed Nasheed Resigs on National TV in the President's Office on February 7 2012 at 12:58pm Local time. President Mohamed Nasheed has announced his resignation as President in a statement made to the public. He made the announcement after signing a letter of resignation addressed to the Speaker of the People's Majlis as per the Constitution. In his resignation statement, President Nasheed said: "I believe if I continue as the President of the Maldives, the people of the country would suffer more. I therefore have resigned as the President of Maldives". "I wish the Maldives would have a consolidated democracy. I wish for justice to be established. My wish is for the progress and prosperity of the people," he said. --------------- The President's Office ------- Following is a translation of th resignation statement made by President Mohamed Nasheed ________________________________________________ In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful. Beloved citizens of Maldives, Assalaam Alaikum ( Peace be upon you ) Today I've come to the realization that my staying in office as President could subject the nation and its people to a lot of harm and innumerable damage, and have thus decided to resign as the President of Maldives from here-forth. I am not someone who has ever favored the ruling of a nation with forceful measures. I came to this decision as I truly felt that keeping this government in tact would require an immense amount of force and that <b>...</b>
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