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Maldives: President Yameen Still Running Riot.

Paper No. 6006                                Dated 7-Sep-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
It was now the turn of the leading opposition party MDP to be duped into yielding to Yameen’s government without getting anything in return though much was promised as a “quid pro quo.”
 

Maldives: President Yameen Threatens the Opposition on Independence Day

Paper No. 5761                                     Dated 7-Aug-2014
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
A country that is still struggling with its democratic credentials, it was a surprise to see President Yameen threatening the main opposition for criticising his policies which he says amounts to a threat to Maldivian independence! 
 

Maldives and the Future of the MDP:

Paper No. 5680             Dated 2-Apr-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

A day after the election results to the Majlis were announced, former Nasheed declared that the MDP would need restructuring and a new leadership. The Chairman of the party Reeko Manik resigned from his post over the election debacle and Nasheed has been made ‘acting President’ for the time being.

Maldives: Majlis Elections: Ruling Coalition Gets a Comfortable Majority:

Paper No: 5671                       Dated 24-Mar-2014
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

Preliminary results in the just concluded Parliamentary Elections (Majlis), showed that the government aligned candidates secured a comfortable majority with 46 seats and the MDP securing only 19 with other independents managing 4 seats so far.

Maldives: Local Council Elections and other Developments:

Paper No. 5640                                    Dated 30-Jan-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Elections to the Local councils took place on Jan 18 and the results announced indicate that there has been no significant shift in the loyalties of the people from that of the Presidential elections.

Maldives: Disturbing Trends since the First Round of Presidential Elections:

Paper No. 5573              Dated 2-Oct-2013
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
As expected, developments since the first round of elections that  went off smoothly have been very disturbing.  The Indian Foreign Minister rightly pointed out that India is “disappointed and distressed” over the situation. 
 
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