Significance of October 30, 2018 for Maldivian politicsAsiaNews l October 31 l Male l The Supreme Court’s stay on the conviction of former President Mohamed Nasheed and his return to the Maldives; sending President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed to Colombo to escort him back; and the reinstatement of 12 sacked MPs will have far reaching consequences for the politics of the Maldives in the months to come,

Challenges facing Maldivian President-elect

AsiaNews l October 23 l Male L The outgoing President, Abdulla Yameen, will remain a challenge to the President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, given the fact that he had secured 41.6% of the votes in the September 23 election. But Solih is expected to face greater challenges from his coalition partners because he will be heading a government comprising disparate partners, often in competition and conflict with each other,writes P.K.Balachandran in Daily Mirror.

Challenges facing Maldivian President-elect

Maldivian Supreme Court throws out defeated President Yameen’s election petition

Maldivian Supreme Court throws out defeated President Yameen’s election petitionAsiaNews l October 21 l Male l Outgoing Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday lost the legal challenge after the country’s top court found no grounds to annul last month’s Presidential election. The five judge Supreme Court bench unanimously ruled that despite the concerns of vote rigging and electoral fraud, president Yameen had failed to provide sufficient claims to back his claims. The case largely accused the Elections commission of using pens with disappearing ink while ballot papers had also been laced with a chemical that wiped votes for president Yameen.

Maldivian opposition wants President Yameen to be blocked from fleeing but ruling party says he will not flee

Maldivian opposition wants President Yameen to be blocked from fleeing but ruling party says he will not fleeAsiaNews l October 21 l Male l The Maldivian opposition alliance late Wednesday asked the police to investigate increasing reports that outgoing President Abdulla Yameen is preparing to flee the country. But Yameen’s Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM) had said that he will not flee. Since his election defeat last month, the opposition has continued to allege that is planning to flee the country for fear of being investigated for mass corruption and embezzlement.

Former Maldivian President Gayoom released

Former Maldivian President Gayoom releasedAsiaNews l October 19 l Male l Following his arrest on separate charges of conspiring to overthrow the government, Gayoom was sentenced to 19 months in June for refusing to hand over a mobile phone to the police. His jailing drew international condemnation.

Maldives President calls for peace and prosperity in final days in office

Maldives President calls for peace and prosperity in final days in officeColombo, Oct 17 (newsin.asia) – Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, on Wednesday, in a second farewell speech to the nation, called upon all Maldivians to maintain peace and prosperity within the nation and urged the country’s new leadership to put the interests of the country above their own. Days after filing a legal challenge in the island’s […]

Maldivian Supreme Court refuses to hear three witnesses presented by Yameen

Maldivian Supreme Court refuses to hear three witnesses presented by YameenAsiaNews l October 16 l Male l The decision by the five judge bench was a major blow to President Yameen’s hopes of annulling the election as the three witnesses were key to prove his claims of vote rigging and electoral fraud.The Supreme Court has now ended the hearings on the challenge and a verdict is expected next.

Angry supporters and opponents of Maldivian Prez Yameen clash in front of Supreme Court

Angry supporters and opponents of Maldivian Prez Yameen clash in front of Supreme CourtAsiaNews l October 16 l Male l Opposition and ruling party supporters got into a heated argument outside the Supreme Court on Sunday, as the court heard President Abdulla Yameen’s case to annul the presidential election result.Police and military officers were seen separating supporters of the opposition coalition and President Yameen’s Progressive Party of Maldives, which began exchanging heated remarks after senior government officials and ruling party members were allowed inside the courtroom without having to wait in line.

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