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United Nations head Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern to the cancellation of presidential election in the Maldives that has heightened tensions in the Indian Ocean nation. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said that Ban is 'deeply concerned' by the new
The prospects of holding early presidential polls, as suggested by Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed, have receded further with the Elections Commission saying it will need at least 21 days to finalise preparations. Besides, there is no indication
A leading candidate in the Maldives' troubled presidential election has demanded that President Mohamed Waheed Hassan should resign immediately and allow the Parliament speaker to take over the government and call a fresh election. Speaking to
Outgoing President Mohammed Waheed on Saturday asked the Maldives' Elections Commission (EC) to find a way to hold a "free, fair, and inclusive" presidential poll as early as possible, preferably on October 26.
There would be great disappointment among the people of Maldives if the elections are not held, says Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh Sensing further delays in holding the presidential polls in the Maldives, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh rushed to
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Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed has withdrawn from the presidential election after a poor showing in the first round of voting, which courts have annulled.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Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed has withdrawn his candidature for fresh elections which were ordered by the Supreme Court after a previous round of voting was annulled, an official said yesterday.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Sri Lanka (AP) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Hassan has withdrawn from a presidential revote next week, saying he wants to be a neutral caretaker of an election marred by allegations of irregularities.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