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MALDIVES: Post Parliamentary Election Scenario- Developments:

Paper No. 6535             Dated    2-May-2019

R M Panda

Maldives: Elections to 19th People’s Majlis: MDP heading towards a landslide victory:

Paper No. 6421         Dated 7-Apr-2019

By R.M. Panda

In the just concluded elections to the People’s Majlis (Parliament) on 6th April, 2019, with half the counting already over, it looks that the MDP led by former President Nasheed  is heading towards a landslide victory.

The MDP is said to be leading in 59 Constituencies, followed by the PPM- PNC combine of former President Yameen with 10 and the Jumhooree party in 7 constituencies.  Independents are leading in 7 Constituencies.

MALDIVES: Ruling coalition Partners become Rivals in Parliamentary election

Paper No. 6410             Dated 16-March-2019

By R M Panda

Politics is the game of compulsions, limitations and contradictions. The Ruling Coalition- those who fought jointly in a Presidential election to defeat a tyrant,  are now fighting separately and competing with each other as well and with independent and opposition candidates in this upcoming Parliamentary Election.

Maldives: Former President Yameen Arrested Finally:

Paper No. 6495            Dated 19- Feb- 2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

When former President Yameen lost the election in end September last year, it was believed that the Solih Government would soon investigate various allegations against him of corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars of Government money.

Maldives under President Solih: A Progress report:

Paper No. 6486                          Dated 28-Jan-2019

By R M Panda

The performance of the President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s government has had mixed results so far.  But judging from the enormous problems inherited by Solih, it is fair to say that Solih is doing his best.  

Maldives: Former President Nasheed Gets a tumultuous welcome on his return from Exile:

Paper No. 6457                 Dated 6-Nov-2018

By S.Chandrasekharan

Former President Mohamed Nasheed who returned to his country on 1st November received a tumultuous welcome in Male from his party workers and the whole of Male was a “sea of yellow”.

President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was present at the airport to receive him.

Maldives: Yameen Steps Down (Finally?)

Paper No. 6448            Dated 20-Oct-2018
By S.Chandrasekharan
On 23rd September, President Yameen lost the Presidential elections by an overwhelming margin to the opposition candidate Ibu Solih.  After conceding defeat publicly, Yameen met the opposition candidate and indeed congratulated him.
 
But within a week the wily President urged his followers to protest against the election results.
 

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