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Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's Biography

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom (Dhivehi: މައުމޫނު އަބްދުލް ގައްޔޫމް) (born December 29, 1937) was President of the Maldives from 1978 to 2008; currently, he is the leader of the opposition, heading the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party. After serving as Minister of Transport, he was elected as President by the Majlis and succeeded Ibrahim Nasir on November 11, 1978. He eventually became the longest-ruling head of government in Asia. After 30 years in office, he was defeated in the October 2008 presidential election and was succeeded by an ex prisoner, Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldivian Democratic Party on November 11, 2008.

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Maumoon Abdul Gayoom News Stories

  • India walks a tightrope as Maldives policy in disarray

      News Source: Arab News | 9 months ago
    As the political atmosphere in Maldives gets murkier day by day, India appears to have been caught in a bind completely. First, it was the forceful postponement of presidential run-off polls by the Maldivian police on Oct. 19 after two candidates
  • Former Maldives President Arrested In Male A Week After Exiting Indian High ...

      News Source: International Business Times | over 1 year ago
    Former Maldives President Nasheed leaves the Indian High Commission in Male An unconfirmed report said clashes erupted between his supporters and police when they came to arrest him. He faces a maximum penalty of three years imprisonment or
  • November 11 - Today in History

      News Source: Magic City Morning Star | over 4 years ago
    Last upside down date until January 1, 6000 2001 - Journalists Pierre Billaud, Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik are killed in Afghanistan during an attack on the convoy they were traveling on top of 2004 - New Zealand Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Blogs

  • Question Anyone – outlet coach baby bag (225) - Slop Art

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    ... two yrs past, Amnesty you can also use confirmed Nasheed a prisoner coming from all mind, A democracy activist who all suffered from languished in the jails in the dictatorship then you shouldn lead designer Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
  • This day in history: November 3 | Niti Central

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    1988 – Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian Government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
  • Docudharma:: On This Day In History November 3

      Blog Source: | 9 months ago
    At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours. 1997 - The United States of America imposes economic sanctions against Sudan in response to its human rights abuses of its ...

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