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This has raised concerns that the rushed and largely unsupervised re-registration process will allow anti-democratic forces to add the names of non-existent supporters of their candidates to the rolls while purging large numbers of Nasheed supporters.
Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed has withdrawn from the presidential election after a poor showing in the first round of voting, which courts have annulled. Waheed, who was installed after an alleged coup ousted President Mohamed Nasheed in
Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed has withdrawn his candidature for fresh elections which were ordered by the Supreme Court after a previous round of voting was annulled, an official said yesterday. Waheed quit the re-election bid after getting just
Sri Lanka (AP) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Hassan has withdrawn from a presidential revote next week, saying he wants to be a neutral caretaker of an election marred by allegations of irregularities. Presidential spokesman Masood Imad said
The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years through reform that has upset religious hard-liners. Most visitors arrive at the country's airport island, take
Mr Nasheed, the country's first elected president, was ousted in what was, in essence, a coup in 2012. On October 8th he concluded that, once again, things are not looking very good. A few judges, he said, feel they have to nullify a very well
The Maldives is facing fresh uncertainty after its highest court annulled the results of a presidential poll that had been declared free and fair by national and international observers. In a split, 4-3 decision announced late on Monday evening, the
The Maldives Supreme Court, in a midnight ruling, has annulled the results of the first round elections of September 7, in which Maldivian Democratic Party candidate, Mohamed Nasheed was placed first with over 45.45 per cent of the popular vote, and
The comments from Waheed came after the Supreme Court suspended a presidential run-off due last weekend. Waheed, in an address to the nation, said the court's decision had plunged the country into 'chaos', adding that he would not give in to foreign
Asserting that government is making preparations to ensure a smooth transfer of power, Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed on Wednesday condemned calls for foreign military intervention in the country amid political chaos.