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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.
 

Maldives: Yameen’s Desperate Moves to Stay in Power!

Paper No. 6443                    Dated 14-Oct-2018

By R.M.Panda

Maldives: A Surprise Victory for Opposition Candidate Solih!

Paper No. 6432 .       Dated 27-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

In a surprise result, the opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Presidential election with an overwhelming majority with 58.3 percent of the total votes.  Present President Yameen conceded defeat and is said to have personally met Solih to congratulate him.

Farcical Elections in Maldives with a Tyrant in-charge!-Part II

Paper No. 6424 .  Dated 13-Sept-2018

By R M Panda

Several countries including the United States, India and the European Union (EU) have raised  serious doubts over the fairness of the Maldives presidential elections to be held on 23rd September.

Farcical Elections in Maldives with a Tyrant in-charge!-Part I

Paper No. 6417                           Dated 1-Sept- 2018

By R.M. Panda

Maldives on the “Boil”-Yameen Declares Emergency to avoid Court Orders

Paper No. 6346                                 Dated 06-Feb-2018

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

A Surprise and path breaking judgement, an evasive and defiant President who is a tyrant and an enthusiastic and jubilant but angry population- these describe the current situation in Maldives.

Maldives: Free Trade Agreement with China: Regional Impact:

Paper No. 6335                             Dated 1-Jan -2018
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
Of the twelve agreements signed with China, during the recent visit of President Yameen to China, the Free trade agreement signed between them is the most important one.
 

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